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By Clayborne Carson

This spouse quantity to "A Knock in the dark: proposal from the nice Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr". contains the textual content of his such a lot recognized oration, "I Have a Dream", his attractiveness speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam", a robust plea to finish the continued clash. contains contributions from Rosa Parks, Aretha Franklin, the Dalai Lama, and so forth.

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You have a hardened heart of a pharaoh to confront. You have the prodigious hilltops of evil in the wilderness to confront. And even when you get up to the Promised Land, you have giants in the land. The beautiful thing about it is that there are a few people who’ve been over in the land. ” The road to freedom is a difficult, hard road. It always makes for temporary setbacks. And those people who tell you today that there is more tension in Montgomery than there has ever been are telling you right.

That here is a nation that is now free, and it is free without rising up with arms and with ammunition. It is free through nonviolent means. Because of that the British Empire will not have the bitterness for Ghana that she has for China, so to speak. Because of that when the British Empire leaves Ghana, she leaves with a different attitude than she would have left with if she had been driven out by armies. We’ve got to revolt in such a way that after revolt is over we can live with people as their brothers and their sisters.

He returned home, spent years in prison for his activism, was finally freed … and elected the first prime minister of Ghana. Walking into the ceremonies with all of his ministers “with prison caps and the coats that they had lived with for all of the months that they had been in prison,” Nkrumah stood up and made his closing speech to Parliament formalizing the birth of a nation. Said Dr. King in his sermon, “That was a great hour. ” Being there that day with other leaders from America, including Ralph Bunche, King’s wonderful wife Coretta (who following his assassination continued the present-day vigil of nonviolence in America), and Congressman Charles Diggs, I witnessed the tale of the impossible becoming true.

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