The Address to the First Montgomery Improvement Association Mass Meeting
An Unabridged Selection From A Call to Conscience, the Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
"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 ...