A Testament Of Hope: The Essential Writings And Speeches by Martin Luther KingA Testament Of Hope: The Essential Writings And Speeches by Martin Luther King

A Testament Of Hope: The Essential Writings And Speeches

byMartin Luther King

Paperback | April 29, 2003

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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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader, advocate of worldwide social justice, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, inspired and sustained the struggle for freedom, nonviolence, and interracial unity. His words and deeds continue to shape the lives and destinies of millions.
Title:A Testament Of Hope: The Essential Writings And SpeechesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.84 inPublished:April 29, 2003Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060646918

ISBN - 13:9780060646912


From Our Editors

Finally in paperback--just in time for Black History month: "The most powerful and enduring words of the man who touched the conscience of the nation and the world". (The Kansas City Star). A Testament of Hope has sold more than 46,000 copies in hardcover. (Harper San Francisco

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