His speeches stirred a generation to change—and outlined a practical way to economic freedom and true democracy. His words would help bring about the end of a brutally unequal system—and would show a timeless method for achieving fairness and justice for all. These twelve moving speeches voiced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are original recordings collected here for the first time ever. In addition, some of the world’s most renowned leaders and theologians share with you their reflections on these speeches, and give priceless firsthand testimony on the events that inspired their delivery.
This audio takes you behind the scenes on an astonishing spoken historical journey—from a small, crowded church in Montgomery, AL, where “The Birth of a New Nation” ignited the modern civil rights movement; to the center of the nation’s conscience; to the Mason Temple in Memphis, where more than ten thousand people heard Dr. King give his last transcendent speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the night before his assassination.
Narrators include Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, Hon. Walter E. Fauntroy, Yolanda King, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King III, Rep. John Lewis, Ambassador George McGovern, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
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"One of the conclusions I reached during and after reading this work was this: the speeches of Dr. King, Jr. are a great way to see his moral and social values develop. When you encase the words of the speech with the circumstances under-which they were written, you can't help empathizing. I did shed a fear tears while reading the text."
Anthony (5 out of 5 stars)