{Read Audiobooks} I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the WorldAuthor Martin Luther King Jr. – Carcier.co

We read this for a peace and justice class I took this semester at Eastern Mennonite University, and out of the books I ve seen on King, this one does perhaps the best job of including the entire significance of his message in just over 200 pages All sides, from the most quoted and convenient, to the most grating and uncomfortable are included You will recognize many quotes as they have been repeated ad infinitum in our media for decades Some of the lesser known quotes are understandably left We read this for a peace and justice class I took this semester at Eastern Mennonite University, and out of the books I ve seen on King, this one does perhaps the best job of including the entire significance of his message in just over 200 pages All sides, from the most quoted and convenient, to the most grating and uncomfortable are included You will recognize many quotes as they have been repeated ad infinitum in our media for decades Some of the lesser known quotes are understandably left out of the media as they don t coincide with our historical national agenda such as this one concerning the Vietnam War God didn t call America to do what she s doing in the world now God didn t call America to engage in a senseless, unjust war, such as the war in Vietnam And we are criminals in that war We have committedwar crimes almost than any nation in the world, and I m going to continue to say it And we won t stop it because of our pride, and our arrogance as a nation But God has a way of putting nations in their place It s quite clear to me how King would feel about many of our current endeavors I am unsure of the source, but someone once said Dead men make such convenient heroes They cannot rise to challenge the images we would fashion from their lives One wonders what would be the reaction if we quoted the King that uttered prophetic messages like that one instead of the same I have a dream speech that we hear every year on his token holiday For those unfamiliar with this side of King, and the COMPLETE transcripts of his major speeches and essays, this is a must read MLK is one of the names that got thrown around a lot when I was in school, both in and out of context For this, I think it was easy for me to caricaturize him as that guy who had a dream, went to jail a few times for it, and eventually was killed Part of my motivation inspired by Toni Morrison, actually for reading this book was to get a little closer to MLK the man, to see what his thoughts were in detail, his motivations.One thing I didn t realize was how methodical King was In Pilgrima MLK is one of the names that got thrown around a lot when I was in school, both in and out of context For this, I think it was easy for me to caricaturize him as that guy who had a dream, went to jail a few times for it, and eventually was killed Part of my motivation inspired by Toni Morrison, actually for reading this book was to get a little closer to MLK the man, to see what his thoughts were in detail, his motivations.One thing I didn t realize was how methodical King was In Pilgrimage to Nonviolence he mentions how in seminary he became serious about looking for a method to eliminate social evil That s a hell of a quest, but he went for it and as we know he was inspired by Gandhi s work in India Faith was at the center of King s career as a leader, and maybe this is why nonviolence made so much sense to him He started off as a minister, the son and grandson of preachers In his writings you can see the influence of the Bible on his definitions of love and morality, greatness and power Another thing about King is that he was just so young He got nominated appointed called to lead the bus boycott at 26 At the time he was already leading a small congregation And from there he kept going and writing with such tenacity All the way up until his 42nd birthday when he was killed At forty two, man.Beyond just MLK himself, the editor does a really good job of giving the speeches context A highlight of the book as a whole, the speeches and the context given, is that it really paints a picture of the time period Letter From a Birmingham Jail 1963 was so fascinating to read because King addresses a lot of criticisms which gives a view of what a variety of people were thinking of the movement I recommend this speech if not the whole book Most of us know that quote injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere I didn t realize it was born out of trying to persuade the country that the racial problem in America was national and not sectional In other words, that it wasn t just a black people problem, but everybody s problem I can t believe that King even had address that fact in the 60s Were we really that disconnected from history then I also found a few of the speeches to be psychologically astute King refers often to the inner lives of black people their levels of dignity and esteem and tells the story of the ebbs and flow The book disrupted my sense of history What kind of world calls for an MLK What kind of people I just wonder what he d say today I m encouraged by my own tendency to see history as this static thing in the past to believe we ve reached the promised land by now That s how it all feels in my experience But what if whatever they were fighting against back then is still alive and wandering around Overall, I recommend the book, especially if your looking to flesh out enliven enrich your sense of history This is the BEST BOOK by Martin Luther King Jr.The book title is I HAVE A DREAM.This title is so important because it talks about how Martin Luther King JR has a dream that 1 day racism will stop.That blacks and white will get along together and form a perfect Union.That 1 day is children will grow up to be important people in the world.That they will be remembered forever.This book is about how the speeches that Martin Luther King Jr made changed the world that made racism stop and made black This is the BEST BOOK by Martin Luther King Jr.The book title is I HAVE A DREAM.This title is so important because it talks about how Martin Luther King JR has a dream that 1 day racism will stop.That blacks and white will get along together and form a perfect Union.That 1 day is children will grow up to be important people in the world.That they will be remembered forever.This book is about how the speeches that Martin Luther King Jr made changed the world that made racism stop and made blacks and whites together to make aperfect Union.And guess what,hes dream was accomplished.SO martin Luther king Jr will be remembered for ever and eternity.Every person that loves history should read this book.Once they read the whole book it is going to be their 1 favorite book.I think that,that will happen because that is what happened me.Martin Luther King Jr is the most important person that made history in the world Martin Luther King was a great speaker This I Have a Dream speech was just vivid and eloquent, so that anyone with normal brain was to be touched.I m sure everyone, again, with a normal Human brain, would agree with my feedback to his speech So I d like to talk about something different that his speech also helps us think about.I ve realized that Martin Luther King Jr., in his own speeches, always called the African Americans Negros Negro just meant black color just like noir in French, Martin Luther King was a great speaker This I Have a Dream speech was just vivid and eloquent, so that anyone with normal brain was to be touched.I m sure everyone, again, with a normal Human brain, would agree with my feedback to his speech So I d like to talk about something different that his speech also helps us think about.I ve realized that Martin Luther King Jr., in his own speeches, always called the African Americans Negros Negro just meant black color just like noir in French, and Kepi Noir Black Cap is the symbol of leadership in French armed forces only the Officers and NCOs wear the black one Besides, as far as I know there are at least two rivers called Negro in Latin America, meaning Black River.We don t feel offended either when we hear somebody talking about the Black Knights Actually the Marine aviation Black Knights squadron leader was an African American Captain, who made me join the Marine Corps he was my dream It wasn t just in the movie Independence Day 1996 , but the squadron really existed in El Toro, CA, where I grew up, until 1996.However, today the word Negro is demeaning and tabooed, just like Josen jin , which simply meant Chosun iin the Koreans from the Kingdom of Chosun in Japanese, but Koreans hate that word like the African Americans today hate Negro calling that the N word See how things change in our language lives I think reading the speech once again turned out very meaningful after allwith this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood With this faith, we will be able to work together Martin Luther King, Jr in his famous I Have a Dream speech at Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 Goodness, I ve always held Martin Luther King Jr as a hero but after reading this book that belief is solidified I didn t realize how many standards I shared with this great man until reading his words in war, equality, nonviolence, peace, love, and unity He was not just a man of great words but one who sealed them with his blood. Martin Luther King, Jr s message of nonviolence is as vital today as it was during the Civil Rights Movement In reading this collection of his writings and speeches, I gained inspiration to remain part of the fight for freedom and justice for all Americans.Below is a brief summary of Dr King s beliefs and teachings that changed the world What he advocated and achieved as a leader is still essential to guiding us in confronting today s evils Retaliating with hate and bitterness against inju Martin Luther King, Jr s message of nonviolence is as vital today as it was during the Civil Rights Movement In reading this collection of his writings and speeches, I gained inspiration to remain part of the fight for freedom and justice for all Americans.Below is a brief summary of Dr King s beliefs and teachings that changed the world What he advocated and achieved as a leader is still essential to guiding us in confronting today s evils Retaliating with hate and bitterness against injustice will only duplicate the crimes of the past Violence only spawns and complicates problems regarding race Choosing violence in the quest for justice leaves future generations as the recipients of bitterness and as the heirs to chaos Boycotting is not the end goal, but rather the objective must be to instill shame and guilt in the oppressors minds of their false sense of superiority The mission of nonviolent resistance is reconciliation, redemption, and the establishment of an inclusive community Agape love seeks to understand and redeem the goodwill of all men Agape is a love that seeks nothing in return It recognizes the love of God in men and seeks to love the enemy while condemning their deeds The universe sides with justice and God is in the great struggle for freedom with man God is on the side of justice and truth For democracy to live, segregation must die Segregation is evil and unchristian It denies what Christ stood for The struggle and mission for justice must be aligned with legalism and legislation Education is essential to changing the way oppressors feel, for the law cannot change a man s mind even as it requires him to abide by a code of civility and humanity The aim of the struggle for justice is not to humiliate Whites, but to win their friendship The aftermath of violence is bitterness The mission of nonviolence is reconciliation Nonviolent resistors attack the evil system of segregation and not the individuals trapped in the system The struggle is not White against Black, but justice needing to eradicate injustice It is light washing out darkness A victory for justice is a victory for democracy Democracy for all Americans depends on the integration of Black Americans into an inclusive community Dr King visited India and saw how Gandhi s nonviolent revolution initiated a cause of moral power behind the law Gandhi s nonviolent revolution left an aftermath free of widespread bitterness Dr King promoted these forms of nonviolent resistance mass boycotts, sit down protests, union strikes, refusals to pay fines and bails, mass marches and meetings, and prayer pilgrimages Dr King saw howpower existed in organized masses than in the guns of the desperate few He saw how it is easier for the oppressors to defeat violent outbursts He also understood how mass, nonviolent action never allowed the oppressors to rest Dr King recognized how the twin evil of racial injustice is economic injustice Nonviolence is the weapon that exposes the oppressors moral delinquency, it weakens their morale, and ultimately it bears weight on their conscience Direct action creates a crisis that opens the door to dialogue and negotiation Such powerful words, especially as men and women continue to face injustice and police brutality today. Since a young age I ve been fascinated with history I was in gifted programs in elementary and middle school I have a BA in political science with a minor in history I have an MA in education I taught English and even used Dr King s I have a Dream speech You hear a lot about the downfall of American education Of course, the criticisms are often levied at math and science You hear people fret about international testing scores and our rank Sadly, the one thing you never hear about is Since a young age I ve been fascinated with history I was in gifted programs in elementary and middle school I have a BA in political science with a minor in history I have an MA in education I taught English and even used Dr King s I have a Dream speech You hear a lot about the downfall of American education Of course, the criticisms are often levied at math and science You hear people fret about international testing scores and our rank Sadly, the one thing you never hear about is the atrocious quality of our history education in this country I contend that the core of many of our cultural problems lie in the fact that we don t know our history How can I say something so definitively Go back and reread paragraph 1 again And after you read it a second time realize this I m 33 years of age I read pretty much every day Those were my educational experiences By all culturally accepted definitions, I m well educated And here s the pathetic reality, I was never ONCE asked to read anything other than the I Have a Dream speech How many other Americans who are presumably educated have no clue what this man said How many supposed experts today blather on about our past, but sadly, really are noeducated than I was am.I loved this book If half of American society was as well read as Dr King America would be a much different place today If half of the supposed Christians that live in our society were as well read today, our foreign policy would be a little better, and our society would behave differently I was blown away by King s brilliance and ability to communicate ideas I m fascinated how he was able to stand firm on non violence with such evil staring him in the face on a daily basis My favorite piece in the entire book was actually A Time to Break Silence Yeah, that high quality public history education I received basically omitted the fact that Dr King ever spoke so passionately against the Vietnam war I d encourage many of my war loving conservative, Republican, Christian friends to read this one Much of America s security problems today lie at the feet of your neo conservative, war mongering political figures Dr King wasn t a God He wasn t a perfect man I could tell through his writings that despite his brilliance, he never studied economics He was a self described democratic socialist There s nosense to democratic socialism than there is to endless wars in the Middle East But, he was a man of courage, and he is someone whose writings should be required of all Americans to receive their high school diploma I await the outrage from our citizens sadly, I m realistic, I know it ll be a long wait On August Martin Luther King Jr stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial looking out over thousands of troubled Americans who had gathered in the name of civil rights and uttered his now famous words, I have a dream It was a speech that changed the course of historyThis fortieth anniversary edition honors Martin Luther King Jr s courageous dream and his immeasurable contribution by presenting his most memorable words in a concise and convenient edition As Coretta Scott King says in her foreword, This collection includes many of what I consider to be my husband s most important writings and orations In addition to the famed keynote address of themarch on Washington, the renowned civil rights leader s most influential words included here are the Letter from a Birmingham Jail, the essay Pilgrimage to Nonviolence, and his last sermon, I See the Promised Land, preached the day before he was assassinated As I read this book, I came to appreciate the work of Martin Luther King Jr While he was alive, I lived too far away from the South to know what he was about Now I have met a few people of his race, which made this book muchmeaningful.The part that impressed me the most was his talk criticizing the involvement of the United States in fighting in Vietnam He made it very clear how wrong what we were doing there was The following two quotations are from that chapter We must rapidly begi As I read this book, I came to appreciate the work of Martin Luther King Jr While he was alive, I lived too far away from the South to know what he was about Now I have met a few people of his race, which made this book muchmeaningful.The part that impressed me the most was his talk criticizing the involvement of the United States in fighting in Vietnam He made it very clear how wrong what we were doing there was The following two quotations are from that chapter We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing oriented Society to a person oriented Society Page 148 We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation The oceans of History are made turbulent by the ever rising tides of hate History is cluttered with the wreckage of Nations and individuals that pursued this self defeating Paths of hate As Arnold Toynbee says love is the ultimate force that makes for the saving choice of life and good against the damning choice of death and Evil page 150