TEXT I Have a Dream Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
MOBI è DOC I Have a Dream Writings and Speeches That Changed the World 9780062505521 ´ REFLECTIONSLISBURNLTD ½ On August 28 1963 Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled Americans who had gathered in theHonors Martin Luther King Jr's courageous dream and his immeasurable contribution by presenting his most memorable words in a concise and convenient edition As Coretta Scott King says in her foreword This collection includes many of what I consider to be my husband's most important writings and orations MLK is one of the names that got thrown around a lot when I was in school both in and out of context For this I think it was easy for me to caricaturize him as that guy who had a dream went to jail a few times for it and eventually was killed Part of my motivation inspired by Toni Morrison actually for reading this book was to get a little closer to MLK the man to see what his thoughts were in detail his motivationsOne thing I didn't realize was how methodical King was In Pilgrimage to Nonviolence he mentions how in seminary he became serious about looking for a method to eliminate social evil That's a hell of a uest but he went for it and as we know he was inspired by Gandhi's work in India Faith was at the center of King's career as a leader and maybe this is why nonviolence made so much sense to him He started off as a minister the son and grandson of preachers In his writings you can see the influence of the Bible on his definitions of love and morality greatness and power Another thing about King is that he was just so young He got nominated appointed? called? to lead the bus boycott at 26 At the time he was already leading a small congregation And from there he kept going and writing with such tenacity All the way up until his 42nd birthday when he was killed At forty two manBeyond just MLK himself the editor does a really good job of giving the speeches context A highlight of the book as a whole the speeches and the context given is that it really paints a picture of the time period Letter From a Birmingham Jail 1963 was so fascinating to read because King addresses a lot of criticisms which gives a view of what a variety of people were thinking of the movement I recommend this speech if not the whole book Most of us know that uote injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere I didn't realize it was born out of trying to persuade the country that the racial problem in America was national and not sectional In other words that it wasn't just a black people problem but everybody's problem I can't believe that King even had address that fact in the 60s Were we really that disconnected from history then?I also found a few of the speeches to be psychologically astute King refers often to the inner lives of black people their levels of dignity and esteem and tells the story of the ebbs and flow The book disrupted my sense of history What kind of world calls for an MLK? What kind of people? I just wonder what he'd say today I'm encouraged by my own tendency to see history as this static thing in the past to believe we've reached the promised land by now That's how it all feels in my experience But what if whatever they were fighting against back then is still alive and wandering around?Overall I recommend the book especially if your looking to flesh outenlivenenrich your sense of history
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On August 28 1963 Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled Americans who had gathered in the name of civil rights and uttered his now famous words I have a dream It was a speech that changed the course of historyThis fortieth anniversary edition I loved this book and it will definitely go on my re read pile It literally had me weeping There was so much to think about here Not only about the man but about his message and his preaching It was all an amazing read I loved that the audio contained the actual recordings of this speeches and his sermons It was great to listen to not only his words but also to hear the passion in his voice It was wonderful What a great man What great messagesI loved his use of the New Testament stories in his sermons And what I really loved was to see his progression from one of his early speeches to the very last one before he was assassinated I recommend this to all
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I Have a Dream Writings and Speeches That Changed the WorldIn addition to the famed keynote address of the 1963 march on Washington the renowned civil rights leader's most influential words included here are the Letter from a Birmingham Jail the essay Pilgrimage to Nonviolence and his last sermon I See the Promised Land preached the day before he was assassinate Martin Luther King Jr’s message of nonviolence is as vital today as it was during the Civil Rights Movement In reading this collection of his writings and speeches I gained inspiration to remain part of the fight for freedom and justice for all AmericansBelow is a brief summary of Dr King’s beliefs and teachings that changed the world What he advocated and achieved as a leader is still essential to guiding us in confronting today’s evils• Retaliating with hate and bitterness against injustice will only duplicate the crimes of the past Violence only spawns and complicates problems regarding race Choosing violence in the uest for justice leaves future generations as the recipients of bitterness and as the heirs to chaos• Boycotting is not the end goal but rather the objective must be to instill shame and guilt in the oppressors’ minds of their false sense of superiority The mission of nonviolent resistance is reconciliation redemption and the establishment of an inclusive community• Agape love seeks to understand and redeem the goodwill of all men Agape is a love that seeks nothing in return It recognizes the love of God in men and seeks to love the enemy while condemning their deeds• The universe sides with justice and God is in the great struggle for freedom with man God is on the side of justice and truth• For democracy to live segregation must die Segregation is evil and unchristian It denies what Christ stood for• The struggle and mission for justice must be aligned with legalism and legislation Education is essential to changing the way oppressors feel for the law cannot change a man’s mind even as it reuires him to abide by a code of civility and humanity• The aim of the struggle for justice is not to humiliate Whites but to win their friendship The aftermath of violence is bitterness The mission of nonviolence is reconciliation• Nonviolent resistors attack the evil system of segregation and not the individuals trapped in the system The struggle is not White against Black but justice needing to eradicate injustice It is light washing out darkness A victory for justice is a victory for democracy Democracy for all Americans depends on the integration of Black Americans into an inclusive community• Dr King visited India and saw how Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution initiated a cause of moral power behind the law Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution left an aftermath free of widespread bitterness• Dr King promoted these forms of nonviolent resistance mass boycotts sit down protests union strikes refusals to pay fines and bails mass marches and meetings and prayer pilgrimages• Dr King saw how power existed in organized masses than in the guns of the desperate few He saw how it is easier for the oppressors to defeat violent outbursts He also understood how mass nonviolent action never allowed the oppressors to rest• Dr King recognized how the twin evil of racial injustice is economic injustice• Nonviolence is the weapon that exposes the oppressors’ moral delinuency it weakens their morale and ultimately it bears weight on their conscience• Direct action creates a crisis that opens the door to dialogue and negotiation