Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

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Beacon Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 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 prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. 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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Review: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

User Review  - Sheltondeverell - Goodreads

This book is instructive, as a clear example of persuasive language, as a record of the cogent intelligence behind King's speeches, and as a document that maps the main issues that motivated King and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben Fredrick - Goodreads

I am really amazed at how insightful Dr. King was. He had tremendous perspective, not only on the current situation but on the rivulets and streams that formed the rivers and oceans we see today in ... Read full review

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The Dilemma of Negro Americans
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Programs and Prospects
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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, Dr. King is the author of several books, including Where Do We Go From Here (Beacon / 0067-0 / $14.00 pb). His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless classics. Dr. 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. She helped lead the civil rights movement after King's assassination, carrying the message of nonviolence and the dream of a beloved community to many countries, and spearheading coalitions and foundations.

Civil rights activist Vincent Harding was 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 and lives in Denver, Colorado. 

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