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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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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.
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
“Any religion that professes to be concerned about the souls of men and is not concerned about the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial.” 3 likes
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