SERIES: Martin Luther King
“At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a local labor dispute into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Product description from the publisher’s website: Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King’s surviving associates, as well as with [...]
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous "I have a dream" speach on August 28, 1963 in its entirety along with footage of those who attended the march on Washington, D.C. You can read the full text of this speech at: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm
“And he talked about a certain man, who fell among thieves. You remember that a Levite and a priest passed by on the other side. They didn’t stop to help him. And finally a man of another race came by. He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy. But he got down with him, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his brother.”
“Forty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at age 39, a History™ special, KING, with newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers on an unprecedented journey back in time and forward to today. KING goes beyond the legend to delve into the man, the questions, the myths and, most importantly, the relevance of Dr. King’s message in today’s world.”
King: Man of Peace in a Time of War DVD A rare and candid TV interview with Martin Luther King, Jr.-unseen in 40 years-is the centerpiece of his timely tribute, featuring exclusive interviews with such notables as Jesse Jackson and Colin Powell that provide fresh insight into the life and personality of the late civil [...]
Click here to read the letter Many people do not realize that Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. worked very hard to extend a hand and work with Christians of other ethnicities. This letter to white clergymen who condemned his civil rights efforts is a good example of how he tried to reach out with grace and [...]
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s addresses accusations by Malcolm X and defends why he uses non-violent resistance and love as a means for social change.
Dr. King continued to advocate for the poor and mistreated until the end (he was in Memphis to protest low pay for black garbage collectors). He declares “I just want to do God’s will” on the night before he was assassinated.
Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome–”Be transformed by the renewing of your mind”–as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of God, where peace and justice reign. In King’s day the presenting problem was entrenched racism; the movement of God was a revolution in civil rights and human dignity. Now Adam Taylor draws insights from that movement to the present, where the burden of the world is different but the need is the same.
Product description from shoppbs.org: Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement, Parting the Waters is destined to endure for generations. Moving from the fiery political baptism of Martin Luther King, Jr., to the corridors of Camelot where the Kennedy brothers weighed demands for justice against the deceptions of [...]
“While Obama’s win may have taken the edge off some of King’s inspirational rhetoric, it should not lead to complacency in the fight for social justice. There is still much work to be done. Obama’s election does not solve the many problems facing the African-American community. We will continue to face disparities in health care, including an infant mortality rate twice as high as whites, and 20 percent of blacks still lack basic health insurance, according to government statistics…”
Description of this book from the publisher’s website: Speaking to his supporters at the end of the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, Martin Luther King, Jr., declared that their common goal was not simply the end of segregation as an institution. Rather, "the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption, the end is the creation [...]
“Yes, Jesus, I want to be on your right or your left side, (Yes) not for any selfish reason. I want to be on your right or your left side, not in terms of some political kingdom or ambition. But I just want to be there in love and in justice and in truth and in commitment to others, so that we can make of this old world a new world.”
This is a 90 second excerpt from a famous sermon Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in 1968 titled “The Drum Major Instinct”. Very powerful! Click here to listen to the full 39 minute sermon.
Voices of Civil Rights DVD 2PK Gain a fresh perspective on America’s struggle for racial equality. From the fearless resolve of a lone woman to the unified voices of thousands, six powerful documentaries present a stunning overview of the Civil War Movement. Personal narratives spotlight the courage of individuals like Rosa Parks, Medgar Evars, and [...]