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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (242 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Various Authors, Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard Narrator: Hachette Assorted Authors Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “In his introduction, the one-time ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young refers to MLK as ‘the voice of the century,’ and this collection deftly pays homage to that powerful voice.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Monumental.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anthony Valentin | 2/11/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Russ | 1/10/2014

    " These are definitely the landmark speeches. It's amazing to read them in a row and realize how much of an effect he had on our country in a very short time. The introductions are interesting because they are by people who knew him, but they don't offer much in the way of interesting commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matt | 12/6/2013

    " Remarkable ideas that more of the world should be inspired by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eric | 11/1/2013

    " The best speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., originally this was a collection of audio recordings, but here they are transposed and have an introduction written by a civil rights leader. Very powerful words that still shine as a beacon for how people should treat one another. "

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