When I was a young girl, my father transcribed from memory some of King’s great speeches and asked me to memorize them myself. Later, he bought old records with recordings of the speeches — ‘‘The Drum Major Instinct,’’ ‘‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’’ — and when I wasn’t too busy being a child, he would make me listen to them, again and again.
Posts Tagged: nonviolence
Beacon Press has come to an agreement with the heirs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to republish four out-of-print books by the clergyman and civil rights leader, including “Strength to Love,” a collection of his most eloquent and inspiring essays tying the message of Jesus to the struggle for civil rights, as in the essay “Loving Your Enemies,” where King says:
“Far from being the pious injunction of a Utopian dreamer, the command to love one’s enemies is an absolute necessity for survival.”...more
Is it possible to resuscitate and reinvigorate the nonviolent resistance movements of the 20th century?
It’s all about the row boat of life....more