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Call to Conscience by This companion volume to "A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr." includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream," his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam," a powerful plea to end the ongoing conflict. Includes contributions from Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and many others.
Call Number: CT 323.092
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
How to Analyze the Works of Martin Luther King Jr by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013
Provides an examination and criticism of four individual works by the book's subject, as well as background biographical information. The "how to" approach helps readers identify a thesis and supporting arguments while strengthening critical thinking skills. A timeline and list of works concludes each book, as well as "You Critique It," inviting readers to analyze other creative works on their own.
I Have A Dream by
Call Number: eBook
Presents illustrations and the text of the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, in which he described his visionary dream of equality and brotherhood for humankind.
I Have a Dream by
Call Number: 323.092 HAS
Publication Date: 1992-10-01
Martin Luther King's dramatic & tragically brief story as a nonviolent black leader is told in this book. Extensive quotations from King's eloquent prose are interwoven with an overview of the civil rights movement.
Martin Luther King, Jr by As a young journalist in the South in the 1960s, Marshall Frady walked the hot sidewalks, sat in crowded churches and courtrooms, and interviewed prominent civil rights leaders. Now the critically acclaimed biographer joins the bestselling Penguin Livesseries to profile the man whose spiritual and political leadership has gained him an indelible place in twentieth-century history. In the masterly and riveting Martin Luther King, Jr., Frady draws on his twenty-five years of award-winning commentary on American race relations to give an inspiring portrait of this amazing leader and the turbulent era in which he lived. Martin Luther King, Jr., deftly interweaves the history of the civil rights movement with King's rise to fame and influence and includes fascinating insight into factions within the movement itself. Frady explores the complexities of King's relationship with the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, J. Edgar Hoover's relentless pursuit of King's demise, and King's own anticipation of his death. Above all, Frady's spellbinding voice brings to new life the ambitious, pious son of an Atlanta Baptist minister thrust onto a national platform of moral grandeur and shows, in vividly recalled scenes, recalling how both King and his country reacted to those cataclysmic years.
Call Number: 323 KIN
Publication Date: 2002-01-14
A Testament of Hope by "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.
Call Number: 323.4 KIN
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
I Have a Dream Lessons
PBS Lesson Plan
Lesson plan: Using historical speeches as visual text based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Have students write an essay before reading "I Have a Dream" so that they can use the speech as a model for their own essay.
Audio of "I Have a Dream"
Listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. give his speech at the Lincoln Memorial 1963.
Curriculum Guides from NPS
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Racial and Social Justice: A Curriculum for Empowerment is a teacher's resource guide that provides activities for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to explore the rich history of the civil rights movement and the persona of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This educational curriculum was developed by The Alonzo Crim Center for Excellence in Urban Education at Georgia State University.