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The Martin Luther King, Jr., companion : quotations from the speeches, essays, and books of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Coretta Scott King
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountaintop, let freedom ring. --Martin Luther King, Jr. From the dusty back roads of Montgomery, Alabama, to the legendary March on Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., brought a stirring message of peace, equality, and justice to a divided people. He aspired only to be a Baptist minister, but by the time he was tragically assassinated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Quotations
Quotations, maxims, etc
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Coretta Scott King
ISBN: 0312090633 9780312090630
OCLC Number: 27012278
Description: xiii, 108 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: selected by Coretta Scott King ; introduction by Dexter Scott King.
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Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountaintop, let freedom ring. --Martin Luther King, Jr. From the dusty back roads of Montgomery, Alabama, to the legendary March on Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., brought a stirring message of peace, equality, and justice to a divided people. He aspired only to be a Baptist minister, but by the time he was tragically assassinated in 1968 at the age of thirty-nine, he had led a movement that destroyed segregation in the South, and he had won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Now, a quarter century after his death, his words are as significant and moving as they were in the 1960s. Watts burns today as it did then; issues of race, justice and human dignity are still the most critical problems facing our nation. This handsome quotation book represents the finest of the Reverend King's words; it is a classic volume compiled from his essays, lectures, and speeches by his wife, Coretta Scott King. Excerpts form his most famous speech-"I Have a Dream" and "I've Been to the Mountaintop"--Are included, as well as equally powerful but lesser known quotations. King's vision of healing and forgiveness is a timeless message that American can ill afford to ignore.

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