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Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963 On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign. The resulting piece of extraordinary protest writing, “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” was widely circulated and published in numerous periodicals. After the conclusion of the campaign and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, King further developed the ideas introduced in the letter in Why We Can’t Wait, which tells the story of African American activism in the spring and summer of 1963. During this time, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by King, Fred Shuttlesworth, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. Often applauded as King’s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can’t Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. Disappointed by the slow pace of school desegregation and civil rights legislation, King observed that by 1963-during which the country celebrated the one-hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation-Asia and Africa were “moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence but we still creep at a horse-and-buggy pace.” King examines the history of the civil rights struggle, noting tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality, and asserts that African Americans have already waited over three centuries for civil rights and that it is time to be proactive: “For years now, I have heard the word ’Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. 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.’Show more
Foreword by Coretta Scott King Introduction by Vincent Harding In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.Show more
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What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This memoir by Martin Luther King III provides insight into one of history's most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King III was one of those four little children mentioned in Martin Luther King's groundbreaking I Have a Dream speech. In this memoir, Martin Luther King Jr.'s son gives an intimate look at the man and the father behind the civil rights leader. Mr. King's remembrances show both his warm, loving family and a momentous time in American history.Show more
Listen "live" to one of the most iconic orators of all time in this packed-full collection of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches. King's rich and passionate style of delivery will transport you back to the era of the civil-rights movement, when King advocated non-violent resistance in the pursuit of equality and dignity, not only for blacks but for all mankind. Seldom has any leader since inspired and captivated an audience worldwide and motivated a nation to action.Show more
April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address the rampant racism head on. Recently arrested was Martin Luther King, Jr.. It is there in that jail cell that he writes this letter; on the margins of a newspaper he pens this defense of non-violence against segregation. His accusers, though many, in this case were not the white racist leaders or retailers he protested against, but 8 black men who saw him as other and as too extreme. To them and to the world he defended the notion that Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.Show more
If you wish to hear Martin Luther King Jr himself deliver his immortalized 'I Have a Dream' speech in it's entirety then please go ahead and enable this skill for Alexa to play back to you anytime you feel the need to be inspired. Perhaps you were there during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963?... or maybe you want to educate someone else about what happened that day and what the speech meant to black people at that time in history? Whatever your reason is, this skill is something you will want to hear again and again.Show more
Desarrolla tu espiritualidad y tu práctica con 600 citas inspiradoras de los más grandes pensadores místicos y espirituales: el Dalai Lama, Buda, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, la Madre Teresa y Confucio. Este audiolibro le ayudará a descubrir y comprender su pensamiento a través de una cuidadosa selección de las citas representativas de sus obras, para introducirle en sus ideas a través de sus propias palabras y de una manera muy eficiente. Una gran cita puede encapsular una gran red de ideas, pensamientos, reflexiones, emociones en pocas palabras. Una excelente cita requiere que el lector se detenga a contemplar el verdadero significado y la poesía de unas pocas palabras. Las citas golpean fuerte en la esencia del ser humano, y la cita correcta puede ayudarnos a ver el significado invisible de las cosas.Show more
Desenvolva a sua espiritualidade e a sua prática com 600 citações inspiradoras dos maiores pensadores místicos e espirituais: o Dalai Lama, Bouddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Madre Teresa, e Confúcio. Este audiolivro irá ajudá-lo a descobrir e compreender o seu pensamento através de uma cuidadosa selecção das citações representativas das suas obras, de modo a apresentar-lhe as suas ideias através das suas próprias palavras e de uma forma muito eficiente. Uma grande citação pode encapsular uma grande teia de ideias, pensamentos, reflexões, emoções em poucas palavras. Uma excelente citação exige que o leitor faça uma pausa para contemplar o verdadeiro significado e poesia de algumas palavras. As citações atingem duramente a essência do ser humano, e a citação certa pode ajudar-nos a ver o significado invisível das coisas.Show more
¿Le gusta descubrir a los autores a través de sus propias palabras, y llegar al núcleo de sus ideas de la manera más eficiente? Aquí hay una selección de citas de grandes figuras de la paz: Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Buda, Dalai Lama y la Madre Teresa. Aumente su conocimiento de nuestra cultura y deléitese con estos pensamientos esenciales de grandes figuras de nuestro tiempo y antes. Una gran cita puede encapsular una gran red de ideas, pensamientos, reflexiones, emociones en pocas palabras. Una excelente cita requiere que el lector se detenga a contemplar el verdadero significado y la poesía de unas pocas palabras. Las citas golpean fuerte en la esencia del ser humano, y la cita correcta puede ayudarnos a ver el significado invisible de las cosas.Show more
Hemos seleccionado para ustedes 500 grandes citas de grandes mentes, Martin Luther King, Laozi, Dalai Lama, Charles Baudelaire, Carl Jung, para ayudarles a desarrollar su propio liderazgo o a entender mejor la sociedad en la que vivimos. Tener un gran sentido de liderazgo puede inspirar a grandes hombres y mujeres en sus acciones, en sus pensamientos, en sus vidas y en las vidas de muchas personas a su alrededor. El liderazgo también se define como un proceso de influencia social en el que una persona puede conseguir la ayuda y el apoyo de otros en la realización de una tarea común. Esas 500 grandes citas inspirarán, motivarán y ayudarán a desarrollar un pensamiento práctico sobre cómo ganar influencia y dejar su huella en el mundo. Ganar conocimiento y comprensión del trabajo de esas grandes mentes y líderes.Show more
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