Synopses & Reviews
His speeches stirred a generation to change-and outlined a practical way to economic freedom and true democracy. His words would help bring about the end of a brutally unequal system-and would show a timeless method for achieving fairness and justice for all.
A Call to Conscience is a milestone collection of Dr. King's most influential and best-known speeches. Compiled by Stanford historian Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the King Papers Project, and by contributing editor Kris Shepard, this volume takes you behind the scenes on an astonishing historical journey-from the small, crowded church in Montgomery, Alabama, where "The Birth of a New Nation" ignited the modern civil rights movement; to the center of the nation's capital, where "I Have a Dream" echoed through a nation's conscience; to the Mason Temple in Memphis, where over ten thousand people heard Dr. King give his last, transcendent speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop" the night before his assassination. In twelve important introductions, some of the world's most renowned leaders and theologians-Andrew Young, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Mrs. Rosa Parks, among others-share with you their reflections on these speeches and give priceless firsthand testimony on the events that inspired their delivery.
Expressing a deeply felt faith in democracy, the power of loving change, and a self-deprecating humor, A Call to Conscience is Dr. King speaking today. It is a unique, unforgettable record of the words that rallied millions, forever changed the face of America, and even today shape our deepest personal hopes and dreams for the future.
Listeners can hear Dr. King's best-known oration, "I Have a Dream," his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam," a compelling argument for ending the ongoing conflict, as they are read by such supporters as Senator Ten Kennedy, Ambassador George McGovern, Dorothy Height, and Ambassador Andrew Young. 8 CDs.
This companion volume to "A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr". includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream", his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam", a powerful plea to end the ongoing conflict. Includes contributions from Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and many others.
Table of Contents
TRACK 2 - INTRODUCTION written and read by Andrew Young
TRACK 3 - Introduction written by Rosa Louise Parks and read by Mrs. Coretta
TRACKS 4-6 - ADDRESS TO THE FIRST MONTGOMERY IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (MIA)
TRACK 7 - Introduction written and read by Reverend Leon H. Sullivan
TRACKS 8-11 - THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION: part A
TRACKS 12-18 - THE BIRTH OF A NEW NATION: part B
TRACK 19 I Introduction written and read by the Honorable Walter E. Fauntroy
TRACKS 20-24 - GIVE US THE BALLOT
TRACK 25 - Introduction written by Aretha and Erma Franklin, and read by Yolanda
TRACKS 26-32 - ADDRESS AT THE FREEDOM HALL RALLY IN COBO HALL
TRACK 33 - Introduction written and read by Dr. Dorothy I. Height
TRACKS 34-37 - I HAVE A DREAM
TRACK 38 - Introduction written and read by Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth
TRACKS 39-40 - EULOGY FOR THE YOUNG VICTIMS OF THE SIXTEENTH STREET BAPTIST
TRACK 41 - Introduction written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and read by
Martin Luther King III
TRACKS 42-44 - ACCEPTANCE ADDRESS FOR THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
TRACK 45 - Introduction written and read by Representative John Lewis
TRACKS 46-51 - ADDRESS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SELMA TO MONTGOMERY MARCH
TRACK 52 - Introduction written and read by Ambassador George McGovern
TRACKS 53-64 - BEYOND VIETNAM
TRACK 65 - Introduction written and read by Senator Edward M. Kennedy
TRACKS 66-79 - WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
TRACK 80 - Introduction written and read by Andrew Young
TRACKS 81-89 - I'VE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP