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A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin by Clayborne Carson

By Clayborne Carson

This significant other quantity to "A Knock at nighttime: suggestion from the good Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr". comprises the textual content of his such a lot recognized oration, "I Have a Dream", his recognition speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam", a strong plea to finish the continued clash. comprises contributions from Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and so on.

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Just a few months after his dissertation was submitted, however, Rosa Parks’s arrest on one of Montgomery’s segregated buses and the subsequent boycott thrust him onto the national stage. He soon found himself selected Time magazine’s Man of the Year, an honor bestowed before he was even thirty years old. From that moment on, Martin came to symbolize and vocalize the hopes and aspirations of oppressed people all over the planet. The rich Negro spiritual “We Shall Overcome” became the nonviolent anthem of men and women the world over.

Yes) [Applause] If we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong. (That’s right) [Applause] If we are wrong, Jesus of Nazareth was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to earth. (Yes) [Applause] If we are wrong, justice is a lie. (Yes) Love has no meaning. [Applause] And we are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs down like water (Yes) [Applause], and righteousness like a mighty stream. (Keep talking) [Applause] I want to say that in all of our actions, we must stick together.

This was a great day not only for Nkrumah, but for the whole of the Gold Coast. There, then came Tuesday, [March] the fifth, many events leading up to it. That night, we walked into the closing of Parliament. The closing of the old Parliament. The old Parliament, which was, which presided over by the British Empire. The old Parliament which designated colonialism and imperialism. Now that Parliament is closing. That was a great sight and a great picture and a great scene. We sat there that night, just about five hundred able to get in there.

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