The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.:

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings

by Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson

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A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words, are writings that reveal an intellectual struggle and growth as fierce and alive as any chronicle of his political life could possibly be. Included amongst the twenty selections are Dr. King's most influential and persuasive works such as "I Have a Dream" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" but also the essay "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence," and his last sermon "I See the Promised Land," preached the day before he was assassinated.

Published in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. includes twenty selections that celebrate the life's work of our most visionary thinkers. Collectively, they bring us Dr. King in many roles—philosopher, theologian, orator, essayist, and author—and further cement the most powerful and enduring words of a man who touched the conscience of the nation and world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807033043
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: King Legacy , #9
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 841,132
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century's most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King is the author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, The Trumpet of Conscience, Why We Can't Wait, and Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Table of Contents

“Rediscovering Lost Values,” sermon delivered in Detroit on February 28, 1954

Delivered at Montgomery Improvement Association Mass Meeting, Montgomery, December 5, 1955

"Facing the Challenge of a New Age," delivered to Institute on Nonviolence and Social Change, Montgomery, December 3, 1956

“The Birth of a New Nation,” Sermon delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, April 7, 1957

“Give Us the Ballot,” Prayer Pilgrimage, May 17, 1957

Palm Sunday Sermon on Mohandas K. Gandhi, Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, March 22, 1959

Address at the Youth March for Integrated Schools on 18 April 1959

“The Social Organization of Nonviolence,” Liberation, October 1959

Pilgrimage to Nonviolence,” Christian Century, April 13, 1960

Address Delivered at the Freedom Rally in Detroit’s Cobo Hall, June 23, 1963

Letter from Birmingham City Jail, April 16, 1963

“I Have a Dream,” the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, December 10, 1964

Nobel Lecture, “The Quest for Peace and Justice,” December 11, 1964

“Our God is Marching,” delivered at conclusion of voting rights march from the Selma to Montgomery, March 25, 1965

“Black Power,” narrative of the Mississippi voting rights march, June 1966

“Beyond Vietnam” Address at Riverside Church in New York on April 4, 1967

“Where Do We Go From Here,” August 16, 1967

“Why Jesus Called a Man a Fool,” sermon delivered in Chicago, August 27, 1967

“The Drum Major Instinct,” Sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, February 4, 1968

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” delivered in Memphis, April 3, 1968

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