The Words Of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Second Edition Hardcover – Oct 28 2008
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A valuable book. -- The New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Martin Luther King IIIis the elder son of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King. He is a human rights advocate and community activist. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Arndrea, and his daughter, Yolanda Renee.
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This collection is divided into ten sections, with notable commentary by Dr. King:
1. The Community of Man
3. Civil Rights
4. Justice and Freedom
5. Faith and Religion
8. "I've Been to the Mountain Top" (excerpt)
9. "I Have a Dream" (excerpt)
10. Proclamation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by then-President Ronald Reagan
The book begins with a foreward by King's widow, Coretta, and ends with a chronology and sources of the works printed.
Well I'd always noticed it here and there - but today I actually read it.
It's fantastic. It's something else. He was a genius before his time - yet he managed to stand up, at the right time.
Each excerpt makes you think. Very deep and moving.
Powerful. I highly recommend this book.
Through his words we will be reminded of how far we have come:
"I can foresee the Negro vote becoming consistently the decisive vote in national elections." - chapter on Justice and Freedom
Through his words we will be reminded of how far we haven't come:
"...wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows." - chapter on Peace
In one sitting, you could read this book in its entirety. As benefactors of his sacrifice, we should spare a few moments of our time to reflect on Dr. King and his enduring legacy.
All seven chapters of the book are insightful, and the introduction and chronology of events before and after the death of Dr. King, Jr are equally valuable reading. It is hard, very hard ,to read the `I've been to the mountain top' and `I have a dream' speeches without a lump of sadness in one's throat. But in reading the "Proclamation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1986" as a national public holiday by President Ronald Reagan , one gets a sense that America has finally turned into a more inclusive direction for all its people. The election of Barrack Obama to the US Presidency is a further step in the same direction. A fascinating, inspirational, some time very deep reading. Highly recommended!
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