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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Companion: Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Books of Martin Luther King, Jr.
     

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Companion: Quotations from the Speeches, Essays, and Books of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (Selected by), Dexter Scott King (Introduction)
 

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Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountaintop, let freedom ring. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the dusty back roads of Montgomery, Alabama, to the legendary March on Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., brought a stirring message of peace, equality, and justice to a divided people. He aspired only to be a Baptist

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Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountaintop, let freedom ring. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the dusty back roads of Montgomery, Alabama, to the legendary March on Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., brought a stirring message of peace, equality, and justice to a divided people. He aspired only to be a Baptist minister, but by the time he was tragically assassinated in 1968 at the age of thirty-nine, he had led a movement that destroyed segregation in the South, and he had won the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Now, a quarter century after his death, his words are as significant and moving as they were in the 1960s. Watts burns today as it did then; issues of race, justice and human dignity are still the most critical problems facing our nation. This handsome quotation book represents the finest of the Reverend King's words; it is a classic volume compiled from his essays, lectures, and speeches by his wife, Coretta Scott King. Excerpts form his most famous speech-"I Have a Dream" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop"-are included, as well as equally powerful but lesser known quotations. King's vision of healing and forgiveness is a timeless message that American can ill afford to ignore.

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Slavery-"Who are we? We are the descendants of slaves...We are the heirs of a past of rope, fire, and murder. I for one am not ashamed of this past. My shame is for those who became so inhuman that they could inflict this torture upon us."

Nonviolence-"Nonviolence is ultimately a way of life that men live by because of the sheer mortality of its claim."

Mankind-"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers."

War-"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided man."

Good and Evil-"The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tide of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued that self-defeating path of hate. Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312090630
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/15/1992
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.36(h) x 0.64(d)

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Coretta Scott King lives in Atlanta.

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