New York: HarperOne, 1992. James Melvin Washington (ed.). First Edition. Reprint. Paperback. NEW. B/W photographs. Index. 13.2 x 21 cm. 210 pp. Item #11880
"His life informed us, his dreams sustain us yet." - from the Citation of the posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., July 4, 1977 Martin Luther King's twenty most memorable writings and speeches are presented in this concise and convenient paperback edition. Among the famed civil rights leader's most influential words included here are the keynote address of the 1963 march on Washington: the "I Have A Dream" speech, "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," the essay "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence," and "I See the Promised Land," the sermon he preached the day before he was assassinated.
Editor James M. Washington has arranged the selections chronologically, providing headnotes for each selection that give a running history of the Civil Rights movement and related events. In his introduction, Washington assesses King's time and significance.
As Coretta Scott King points out in her forward, "with the publication of this edition of I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches that Changed the World, we now have an accessible, yet representative anthology of Martin Luther King's writings."