Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos Or Community?

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Beacon Press, 2010 - History - 223 pages
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In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this important work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, we find King’s acute analysis of American race relations and the state of the movement after a decade of civil rights efforts.

King lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America’s future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. Today, as African American communities stand to lose more wealth than any other demographic during this economic crisis, King’s call for economic equality and sustainability is especially pertinent. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind—for the first time—has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

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User Review  - Rob Carr - Goodreads

Took me a little while to get used to reading this with the style of writing but it is am interesting and engaging call for action on equal rights and discussion of the problems surrounding the fight. Read full review

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User Review  - Zoe - Goodreads

Eloquent book, with many descriptions of the USA/world's problems still remaining true today, over 50 years after their initial publication. It's depressing that not much has changed in terms of race ... Read full review

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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, includingStride Toward Freedom.King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.Coretta Scott King(1927–2006), the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American author and human rights activist.Civil rights activistVincent Hardingwas a friend and colleague of King and worked with Coretta Scott King to establish the King Center in Atlanta, serving as its first director. A distinguished theologian and historian, he is the award-winning author of several books.

Clayborne Carsonis the general editorial advisor to the King Legacy; he is the founding director of the King Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.

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