A Call to Conscience by Clayborne Carson audiobook

A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By various authors
Edited by Clayborne Carson, PhD and
Kris Shepard
Introduction by Andrew Young
Read by various narrators

Grand Central Publishing 9780446523998
7.63 Hours 1
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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. These twelve moving speeches voiced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are original recordings collected here for the first time ever. In addition, some of the world’s most renowned leaders and theologians share with you their reflections on these speeches, and give priceless firsthand testimony on the events that inspired their delivery. This audio takes you behind the scenes on an astonishing spoken historical journey—from a small, crowded church in Montgomery, AL, where “The Birth of a New Nation” ignited the modern civil rights movement; to the center of the nation’s conscience; to the Mason Temple in Memphis, where more than ten thousand people heard Dr. King give his last transcendent speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the night before his assassination. Narrators include Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, Hon. Walter E. Fauntroy, Yolanda King, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King III, Rep. John Lewis, Ambassador George McGovern, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

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Summary

Summary

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. These twelve moving speeches voiced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are original recordings collected here for the first time ever. In addition, some of the world’s most renowned leaders and theologians share with you their reflections on these speeches, and give priceless firsthand testimony on the events that inspired their delivery.

This audio takes you behind the scenes on an astonishing spoken historical journey—from a small, crowded church in Montgomery, AL, where “The Birth of a New Nation” ignited the modern civil rights movement; to the center of the nation’s conscience; to the Mason Temple in Memphis, where more than ten thousand people heard Dr. King give his last transcendent speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the night before his assassination.

Narrators include Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King, Reverend Leon H. Sullivan, Hon. Walter E. Fauntroy, Yolanda King, Dr. Dorothy I. Height, Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King III, Rep. John Lewis, Ambassador George McGovern, and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In his introduction, the one-time ambassador to the United Nations Andrew Young refers to MLK as ‘the voice of the century,’ and this collection deftly pays homage to that powerful voice.” Publishers Weekly
“Monumental.” Library Journal

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Clayborne Carson PhD

Author Bio: Clayborne Carson PhD

Clayborne Carson, PhD, was a participant and observer of African American political movements during his undergraduate years at UCLA. Since receiving his doctorate in 1975, he has taught at Stanford University, where he is now professor of history and director of the King Papers Project. He has also been a visiting professor at American University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Emory University and a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. His scholarly publications have focused on African American protest movements and the political thought of the period after World War II. His writings have appeared in leading historical journals and numerous encyclopedias, as well as in popular periodicals. His first book, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award of the Organization of American Historians. Dr. Carson has lectured at many colleges and universities in the United States and abroad on a wide range of topics, including King, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, Black-Jewish relations, and the need for a multi-cultural curriculum.

Titles by Author

Author Bio: Kris Shepard

Author Bio: Kris Shepard

Titles by Author

Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English