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The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr.: "I Have a Dream" and Other Great Writings

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A collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for the first time as an ebook

The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr. is the ultimate collection of Dr. King's most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words, are writings that reveal an
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ebook, 192 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Beacon Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Sam
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Essential MLK Jr.
Our nation is caught up in the drum major instinct. I must be first. I must be supreme. Our nation must rule the world. And I am sad to say that the nation in which we live is the supreme culprit. I I’m going to continue to say it to America, because I love this country too much to see the drift that it has taken.

I know you are asking today, How long will it take? How long? Not long, because…no lie can live forever; you still reap what you sow; the arm of the moral universe is
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Sarah Flynn
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you’re ready to have your mind expanded by one of the most profound and compassionate intellects that has ever taken human form, read this book.
We all know the familiar MLK quotes, and they are undeniably brilliant. But even so, I was unprepared for the scope, complexity, beauty, and truth of Dr. King’s writings. I especially found his thoughts on the Vietnam War to be a revelation. I strongly recommend this book.
Ernest Sneed
What advice would MLK give the BLM movement?

This collection of essays, speeches, etc. shows the evolution of MLK's vision for African Americans, the poor, and the mission of social justice for citizens of the world. A close study of the information collected gives a guide to the philosophical and political power of non violent direct action against injustice. The turning point of his life in becoming a world figure is marked by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize.

The essays detail the necessit
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Bluedays
May 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am currently half way through this book. This book in general is pretty repetitive. I've read fourteen of the twenty writings that were in it. He repeats himself numerous times nearly all of the speeches. The only reason I am finishing it is because I have gotten this far already. I highly suggest you read the novels he wrote instead. Or listen to the speeches that were transcribed in the book as the tone is better understood.

Another problem I had with this book is that there is no context gi
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Milo
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man, I wish Dr. King was still preaching today...
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement. King was a Baptist minister, one of the few leadership roles available to black men at the time. He became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1957), serving as its first president. His ef ...more

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