The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King
     
 

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Back in print in this handy pocket paperback format, this perennial classic from the Newmarket "Words Of" series—over 200,000 copies sold—belongs in every home, school and library.

Throughout his brief life, Martin Luther King, Jr. communicated vision, passion, and inspiration. He led millions of people in a nonviolent movement that shattered the

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Back in print in this handy pocket paperback format, this perennial classic from the Newmarket "Words Of" series—over 200,000 copies sold—belongs in every home, school and library.

Throughout his brief life, Martin Luther King, Jr. communicated vision, passion, and inspiration. He led millions of people in a nonviolent movement that shattered the system of segregation in the South, and at the age of 39 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his eloquent, passionate advocacy of civil and human rights. This timeless volume, authorized by the estate of Martin Luther King,Jr., includes highlights from the legendary civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings selected by his wife Coretta Scott King, who contributes an impressive introduction on Dr. King's life and legacy.

The stirring book contains approximately 120 quotations, focusing on seven areas of concern: The Community of Man, Racism, Civil Rights, Justice and Freedom, Faith and Religion, Nonviolence, and Peace. Also included is a detailed chronology of Dr. King's life and its involvement in the civil rights movement in our time.

"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and justice for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up." —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A valuable book." —The New York Times

"This book celebrates King's wisdom and is relevant today as it was during his lifetime." —Ebony Man

"This volume of quotations is thoughtful, intelligently provocative…" —Malcolm Boyd, Los Angeles Times

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From King's speeches and writings, here are more than 120 quotations on the community of man, racism, civil rights, justice and freedom, faith and religion, nonviolence, and peace.
Malcolm Boyd
This volume of quotations is thoughtful, intelligently provocative... —Los Angeles Times
New York Times
A valuable book.
Ebony Man
This book celebrates King's wisdom and is relevant today as it was during his lifetime.
Children's Literature
"When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind." These words and others from King's sermons, speeches and published works typify his conviction to address social wrongs by peaceful means. An introduction by his wife, Coretta, brings King's history briefly to life through her eyes—from their first meeting as students in 1952 to his death by a sniper's bullet in 1968. The quotations eloquently advocate love, peace, strength and courage, and are divided into sections representing Racism, The Community of Man, Nonviolence, Faith and Religion and more. Also included is President Reagan's speech proclaiming Martin Luther King Day as a public holiday. This short book could easily be read straight through but would benefit readers even more when absorbed in small, thoughtful doses. Though sources for the selections are listed, individual selections are rarely identified, making the text more useful for inspiration and awareness than as a research resource. An extensive chronology incorporates Dr. King's personal history with relevant events of the Civil Rights movement. Generous amounts of white space dramatically offset both the words and the black-and-white photographs that personify this vital leader and his cause. Part of "The Newmarket Words Of" series. 1996 (orig. 1983), Newmarket, $11.95. Ages 9 up. Reviewer: Betty Hicks AGES: 9 10 11 12 13 14

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044501
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Newmarket Words Of Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
543,365
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Coretta Scott King is a president of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia—an organization with the purpose of fostering social change through the nonviolent methods Dr. King advocated. Always closely involved with her husband's work, she continues to devote herself to human and civil rights. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This book has wonderful inspiring exerpts from King's speeches and writings. Great reference tool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This tels about martins outlook on life and many of his spechis. This book is almost small enof to fit in the palm your hand. Amd Has lots of good information in it.