A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Martin Luther King Jr.


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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."

These prophetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life.

These words and others are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060646912
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/29/2003
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 171,360
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.84(d)
Lexile: 1180L (what's this?)

About the Author

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, inspired and sustained the struggle for freedom, nonviolence, interracial brotherhood, and social justice.

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