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In a Single Garment of Destiny: A Global Vision of Justice (King Legacy)

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Publisher Comments:

An unprecedented and timely collection that captures the global vision of Dr. King—in his own words

 

Too many people continue to think of Dr. King only as “a southern civil rights leader” or “an American Gandhi,” thus ignoring his impact on poor and oppressed people around the world. "In a Single Garment of Destiny" is the first book to treat King's positions on global liberation struggles through the prism of his own words and activities.

 

From the pages of this extraordinary collection, King emerges not only as an advocate for global human rights but also as a towering figure who collaborated with Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert J. Luthuli, Thich Nhat Hanh, and other national and international figures in addressing a multitude of issues we still struggle with today—from racism, poverty, and war to religious bigotry and intolerance. Introduced and edited by distinguished King scholar Lewis Baldwin, this volume breaks new ground in our understanding of King.

Review:

"Baldwin (The Voice of Conscience), a Vanderbilt University religious studies professor and prolific King scholar, offers a slender, focused selection of King's 'positions on global liberation struggles through the prism of his own words and activities.' Readers most familiar with a dreamer who has been to the mountaintop will rediscover a man whose concerns with the political were often nitty-gritty. Arranged chronologically around broad themes (racism, colonialism, poverty, war), Baldwin's introductions to each section are models of succinct and pertinent commentary that illuminate and give context to the variety of articles, letters, and brief comments (many published in book form for the first time), along with sermons and speeches. A complex thinker absorbed with worldwide issues as well as the revered spokesperson and activist at the heart of the American civil rights movement emerges as King's active interest in India, the Middle East, Ghana, Vietnam, Rhodesia, and Algeria is demonstrated. Baldwin's readable, thoughtful, and fresh compilation gives full voice to King's belief that 'll inhabitants of the globe are now neighbors.' Agent: Michele Rubin, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century's most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King is the author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, The Trumpet of Conscience, Why We Can't Wait, and Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Lewis V. Baldwin is professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University and an ordained Baptist minister. An expert on black-church traditions, he is author of The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.; There Is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an author, journalist, and foreign correspondent for National Public Radio. In 1961, she was one of two black students to desegregate the University of Georgia. 

 

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Editor's Note

 

PART I

ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN:

        TOWARD A GLOBAL VISION OF HUMAN LIBERATION Introduction

 

Chapter 1

"The Vision of a World Made New"

—Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Annual Meeting of the Women's Convention Auxiliary

National Baptist Convention

St. Louis, Missouri

9 September 1954

 

"The World House"

—Statement from Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)

167-173

 

Chapter 2

"Revolution and Redemption"

—Address by Martin Luther King, Jr.

European Baptist Assembly

Amsterdam, Holland

16 August 1964

 

PART II

CONFRONTING THE COLOR BAR:

OVERCOMING RACISM AS A WORLD PROBLEM

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 3

"Declaration of Conscience"

—Joint Statement on South African Apartheid by Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Bishop James A. Pike, and Eleanor Roosevelt

Under the Auspices of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA)

New York, New York

July, 1957

 

"Appeal for Action Against Apartheid"

—Joint Statement on South African Apartheid by Martin Luther King, Jr.

and Chief Albert John Luthuli

Under the Auspices of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA)

July, 1962

 

"South African Independence"

—Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

London, England

7 December 1964

 

"On the World Taking a Stand on Rhodesia"

—Comment by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Paris, France

25 October 1965

 

Let My People Go"

—South Africa Benefit Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hunter College

New York, New York

10 December 1965

 

"Invitation to South Africa"

—Letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. to the South African Embassy

9 February 1966

 

"Racism and the World House"

—Statement from Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)

173-176

 

Chapter 4

"Invitation to Ghana"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Montgomery, Alabama

March, 1957

 

"The Birth of a Nation"

—Sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Montgomery, Alabama

7 April 1957

 

"Introduction to Southwest Africa: The U.N.'s Stepchild"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Published by the American Committee on Africa (ACOA)

October 1959

 

Chapter 5

"The Future of the Emergent African Nations and the American Negro"

—Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Under the Auspices of the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa (ANLCA)

Arden House

Harriman, New York

24 November 1962

 

"My Talk with Ben Bella"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

New York Amsterdam News

New York, New York

27 October 1962

 

"The Negro Looks at Africa"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

New York Amsterdam News

New York, New York

8 December 1962

 

PART III

BREAKING THE CHAINS OF COLONIALISM:

THE RISE OF PEOPLES OF COLOR IN THE THIRD WORLD

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 6

"The People of Africa are Struggling for Independence"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Montgomery, Alabama

1959

 

"Palm Sunday Sermon on Mohandas K. Gandhi"

—Sermon by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Montgomery, Alabama

22 March 1959

 

"My Trip to the Land of Gandhi"

—Article by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ebony Magazine

July, 1959

 

"The Question of Untouchability"

—Comment by Martin Luther King, Jr.

11 March 1959

“Jawaharlal Nehru, a Leader in the Long Anti-Colonial Struggle"

—Article by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nehru Centenary Volume

Atlanta, Georgia

8 February 1965

 

"The Middle East Question"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

September, 1967

 

PART IV

FOR THE LEAST OF THESE:

THE GLOBAL WAR ON POVERTY

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 7

"The Octopus of Poverty"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Mennonite

5 January 1965

 

"Poverty and the World House"

—Statement from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)

176-181

 

"Nonviolence and Social Change"

--Statement from Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Trumpet of Conscience (1968)

 

PART V

TO STUDY WAR NO MORE:

AN AFFIRMATION OF WORLD PEACE

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 8

"Address at the Thirty-Sixth Annual Dinner of the War Resister's League"

—Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

New York, New York

2 February 1959

 

"The Greatest Hope for World Peace"

—Statements by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prepared for Redbook Magazine

5 November 1964

 

"The Casualties of the War in Vietnam"

—Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The National Institute

Beverly-Hilton Hotel

Los Angeles, California

25 February 1967

 

"A Time to Break Silence"

—Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Clergy and Laity Concerned About Vietnam (CALC)

Riverside Church

New York, New York

4 April 1967

 

PART VI

TOWARD A POSITIVE PLURALISM:

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY

 

Introduction

 

Chapter 9

"Christianity and African Religions"

—Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ebony Magazine

September, 1958

 

"I Have Never Been a Religious Bigot"

—Letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Mr. Bernard Resnikoff

Fairlawn, New Jersey

17 September 1961

 

"All the Great Religions of the World"

—Statements by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Prepared for Redbook Magazine

5 November 1964

 

"My Jewish Brother"

—Article by Martin Luther King, Jr.

New York Amsterdam News

New York, New York

26 February 1966

 

"Buddhists and Martyrs of the Civil Rights Movement"

—Joint Statement by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Thich Nhat Hanh

International Committee of Conscience on Vietnam

Nyack, New York

1966

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807086056
Author:
King, Martin Luther Jr
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Author:
King, Martin Luther
Author:
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
Author:
Luther, Martin
Author:
Baldwin, Lewis V.
Author:
King
Author:
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.77 x 5.71 x 0.91 in 0.98 lb

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