A commemorative volume of Martin Luther King’s 20 most memorable writings and speeches including the “I Have a Dream” speech
Among the famed civil rights leader’s most influential words included here are the “I Have a Dream” keynote address of the August 28, 1963 march on Washington;“Letter from a Birmingham Jail;” the essay “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence;” and “I See the Promised Land,” the sermon King preached the day before he was assassinated.
Editor James M. Washington arranged the selections chronologically, providing headnotes for each selection that give a running history of the Civil Rights movement and related events. Washington’s introduction assesses King’s times and significance. Coretta Scott King writes in the foreword that “with this publication, we now have an accessible, yet representative anthology of Martin Luther King’s writings.”