A biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most important and inspirational leaders of America's civil rights movement. This book is part of the Black Americans of Achievement series, and is an easy reader. Contents include: April 3, 1968 -- "You are somebody" -- "I'm going to be pastor of a church" -- Montgomery -- "The number one leader" -- "I feel the need of being free now" -- "I have a dream today" -- "We are demanding the ballot" -- "We don't want you here" -- April 4, 1968.
Listen to the entire inspirational speech given in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. This DVD also contains the following additional features: 1) I have a dream -- The big march (Newsreel, 1963) 2) -- March on Washington (1963) 3) -- The march twenty years later. Must be viewed in Media Services. (1983)
Drawing on countless interviews and archival sources, the author compares King's sermons and religious writings before, during, and after the Montgomery bus boycott. The author demonstrates how King's voice and message evolved during his time in Montgomery, reflecting the shared struggles, challenges, experiences, and hopes of the people with whom he worked.
On April 4, 1968, while standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King ended his final speech with the words, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land." Author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.
In his final speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop," Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his support of African American garbage workers on strike in Memphis. Although some consider this oration King's finest, it is mainly known for its concluding two minutes, wherein King compares himself to Moses and seems to predict his own assassination. But King gave an hour-long speech, and the concluding segment can only be understood in relation to the whole. King scholars generally focus on his theology, not his relation to the Bible or the circumstance of a Baptist speaking in a Pentecostal setting. Even though King cited and explicated the Bible in hundreds of speeches and sermons, Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic is the first book to analyze his approach to the Bible and its importance to his rhetoric and persuasiveness.
This biography follows the dramatic life story of one of the world's most famous campaigners for peace. The writer has divided the story into the events that first brought Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement and the many episodes on the road to a better life for blacks in America. Easy Reader series.
This explores how King used words to define a movement. From a place situated between two cultures of American society, he shaped the language that gave the movement its identity and meaning. The author shows how materialistic, idealistic, and religious ways of explaining the world coexisted in King's speeches and writings.
Drawing upon nearly two hundred years of recorded African American oratory, this book brings together in one unique volume some of this tradition's most noteworthy speeches, each paired with an astute introduction designed to highlight its most significant elements. Listed in chronological order, this includes two speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. including, "I Have a Dream" and "A Time to Break Silence."