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Read a biographical essay on Martin Luther King, Jr., prepared by King Institute director Clayborne Carson and the Institute staff, extensively cross-referenced with links to the King Online Encyclopedia.
The eleven sermons featured in this collection stand as a profound testament to King's prophetic voice against oppression.
This volume features the landmark speeches of King's career, spanning from the Montgomery bus boycott to his last speech in Memphis.
King delivers his iconic speech "I Have a Dream" and urges America to "make real the promises of democracy."(Photo credit UPI/Corbis-Bettman)
King writes an impassioned defense to eight clergymen critical of his involvement in the Birmingham Campaign and calls for the church to support the movement.
King's historic sermon at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church was to become his own eulogy two months later.
The chronology focuses on the major events of Dr. King's life only.
Written in his own words, this historymaking autobiography tells the inspiring life story of the preacher and preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world.