The Essential King: "I HAVE A DREAM" AND OTHER GREAT WRITINGS (King Legacy #9) (Hardcover)

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A collection of the most well known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, available for ther first time as an ebook

The Essential King is the ultimate collection Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most inspirational and transformative speeches and sermons, accessibly available for the first time as an ebook. Here, in Dr. King's own words, are writings that reveal an intellectual struggle and growth as fierce and alive as any chronicle of his political life could possibly be. Included amongst the twenty selections are Dr. King's most influential and persuasive works such as "I Have a Dream" and "Letter from Birmingham Jail" but also the essay "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence," and his last sermon "I See the Promised Land," preached the day before he was assassinated.

Published in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, The Essential King includes twenty selections that celebrate the life's work of our most visionary thinkers. Collectively, they bring us Dr. King in many roles--philosopher, theologian, orator, essayist, and author--and further cement the most powerful and enduring words of a man who touched the conscience of the nation and world.

About the Author


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968), architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the greatest orators in U.S. history. The author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom, Where Do We Go from Here, The Trumpet of Conscience, and Why We Can't Wait, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

CLAYBORNE CARSON is a professor of History and the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. The author and editor of more than a dozen books, including The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Carson has spoken about Dr. King and his legacy throughout the world and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780807033036
ISBN-10: 0807033030
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: September 24th, 2019
Language: English
Series: King Legacy