Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?


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ISBN-13: 9780807000670
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 37,088
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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 US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Table of Contents

Introduction Vincent Harding ix

Foreword Coretta Scott King xxiii

I Where Are We? 1

II Black Power 23

III Racism and the White Backlash 71

IV The Dilemma of Negro Americans 109

V Where We Are Going 143

VI The World House 177

Appendix: Programs and Prospects 203

Notes 215

Index 217

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Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
chellinsky on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community was a worthwhile read. There are large sections that only provide historical information about the status of the Civil Rights Movement in 1967. This extended case study provides some valuable insights into disappointment, powerful campaigns for change, and economic stratification in modern America.Up until the last chapter, it appeared Dr. King maintained race as the central issue defining his movement. However, he closed with a chapter on the importance of realizing economic disparity in order to fix the ills of the world. A book concentrating solely on how he planned on shifting the movement from one of race to one of economic improvements for all lower income people of America would have proved much more pertinent into the future and relieved some of the racial tensions that exist to this day. Perhaps if he had lived longer to make changes within the movement, or start a new raceless movement toward economic reforms, the problems that exist today could have been avoided. At least I now have something to fall back on when some makes a racial comment toward me; or when I see someone spit at the bus driver after refusing to ride the bus because she is white. I know that even one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement tested the waters of a raceless foray into economic change--hopefully someone will continue his work soon.
shannonkearns on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am once again in awe of how relevant the work of Dr. King is. The words in this book could easily be addressing political and social issues today. In this work he definitely moves his thinking to include education, poverty issues, employment and more. He also addresses the money spent on the military. It's definitely a broader and more edgy book and I appreciated that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. King was before his time. The issues he speaks about in this book is sadly still relevant today. If the government and people Of this country would just take heed to his problem solving solutions, this country would be far better off and actually live up to what the Constitution really means for ALL of its citizens and immigrants. Happy Reading.
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SSeanHewett More than 1 year ago
Please read it and get to know the real MLK!
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