- “His life informed us, his dreams sustain us yet.”
- On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled Americans who had gathered in the name of civil rights and uttered his now famous words, “I have a dream . . .” It was a speech that changed the course of history.
- This fortieth-anniversary edition honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s courageous dream and his immeasurable contribution by presenting his most memorable words in a concise and convenient edition. As Coretta Scott King says in her foreword, “This collection includes many of what I consider to be my husband’s most important writings and orations.” In addition to the famed keynote address of the 1963 march on Washington, the renowned civil rights leader’s most influential words included here are the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” the essay “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence,” and his last sermon, “I See the Promised Land,” preached the day before he was assassinated.
- Editor James M. Washington arranged the selections chronologically, providing headnotes for each selection that give a running history of the civil rights movement and related events. In his introduction, Washington assesses King’s times and significance.
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“Powerful and eloquent collection that shows how well read and intelligent Mr. King was. I was in my early 20’s when he was most active and it is only now that I am able to see just how remarkable a man he was. Had he lived we might have a much better America today.” By William C Hawn
“This collection of Martin Luther King sermons and speeches should be in every preachers’ library and and, actually, an inspiring collection of readings for anyone interested in social justice. Still relevant and to the point.” By John Winn
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Kindle Price: School & Library Binding $28.15, Paperback $11.76
Age Range: 10 – 13 years
Grade Level: 5 – 8
Series: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: HarperOne; 1 edition (April 29, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,338 in Books