Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to his own people and gave them hope — a sense of their inherent dignity and high destiny. He called other racial and ethnic groups to brotherhood and sisterhood — a caring concern for and commitment to others. King was a pioneer breaking down barriers, building bridges, and gathering us all together. His spirit lives on in those who strive to bring into being a more free, just, and peaceful world.

This book contains more than 120 quotations from this Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist's speeches, sermons, and writings. They are organized under seven areas: the community of man, racism, civil rights, justice and freedom, faith and religion, nonviolence, and peace. Coretta Scott King made the selection and adds an introduction tracing the highpoints of her husband's life. A chronology gives another view of King's remarkable career of service, activism, and prophetic public speaking. Also included are King's most well-known speeches, "I Have a Dream" (August 28, 1963) and "I've Been to the Mountaintop" (April 3, 1968).