A Testament of Hope

A Testament of Hope

The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr

Book - 1991 | Special 75th anniversary ed, 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. 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."

These prophetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life.

These words and others are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : HarperSanFrancisco, 1991.
Edition: Special 75th anniversary ed, 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780060646912
Branch Call Number: 323.1196 KING
Characteristics: xxv, 702 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Washington, James Melvin

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The writings and speeches of Dr. King are powerful statements on nonviolence, equality, peace, and hope for mankind.

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