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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 
 
 
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Martin Luther King
ISBN 13: 9780060646912
ISBN 10: 60646918
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 736
List Price: $23.99
 
 

"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 prohetic 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 other 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.

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The most powerful and enduring words of the man who touched the conscience of the nation and the world.