Letter from Birmingham Jail
'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'
This landmark missive from one of the greatest activists in history calls for direct, non-violent resistance in the fight against racism, and reflects on the healing power of love.
This edition also contains the sermon 'The Three Dimensions of a Com ...more
Laws are there to protect people, though which people are they protecting? MLK understood that the laws of society are not necessarily true laws, or what he saw as god’s laws, and he knew that they needed to be fought and changed for the betterment of mankind. His rhetoric is honest, compassionate and full of purpose.
King’s word were powerful and heroic. Despite th ...more
On the first part: where MLK talks of underlying reasons for demonstrat ...more
The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life is one of the few essays I would tell EV ...more
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"Justice too long delayed is justice denied."
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
The section in whi ...more
Very powerful writing.
The backup feature, "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life" is dull and pulled only a small amount of emotional involevment. A stark contrast to the title piece.
I'm overjoyed I chose this book to start the year 2019.
Complete review: https://surgabukuku.wordpress.com/201... ...more
Rest in peace, Martin Luther King.
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.[...] For years now I have heard the word "Wait!"[...] This "Wait" has almost always meant "Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied."
Letter from Birmingham Jail is a powerful defence of nonviolent resistance.
I would highly recommend Leynes' review of a joint edition of Letter from Birming ...more
I'm going try to keep this review short because it's a short book (or novella?) I also think you should just do yourself a favor and read this, it shouldn't take too long unless like me you annotate it. (I read this for school and ...more
The other text in this work is a speech on how to live a complete life. This work blends Aristotelian ideas of friendship and the relation of the self with Christian theology. I did not find this ...more
This was incredible. I don't have words, it had no error.
Let him speak for himself:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
"You deplore the demonstrations that are presently taking place in Birmingham. But I am sorry that your statement did not express a similar concern for the conditions that brought the demonstrations into ...more
by Martin Luther King, Jr
Published by Penguin Classics
Goodread's Rating: 4.53/5
My Rating: 5/5
"Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages and carried their "Thus saith the Lord" far beyond the boundaries of their home towns, and just as the Apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco Roman world, so am I compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my own home town.
Just as Soc ...more
Be a scrub in the valley
The little scrub in the side of the hill,
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.
If you can't be a highway just be a trail
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win it fail
Be the best if whatever you are.
What amazed me was the eloquence and intelligence of this man, wh ...more
We must come to see ,with one of our distinguished jurists ,that "justice too long delayed is justice denied".
"There are two types of laws.Just and unjust."
"Segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality."
"Sometimes a law is just on its face and unjust on its application ."
One of the books that should be taught at schools.
A must read. Especially now with the election.
King slays that argument on the floor of his jail cell. It is an amazing work of American writing that should be required reading in schools right alongside the Declaration of Independence. If we truly believe in freedom for all then surely we ...more
"The judgment of God is upon the Church now as never before. If the Church of today does not recapture the sacrifi ...more
"As the weeks and months went by, we realized that we were the victims of a broken promise.... Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntaril ...more