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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whether you are taking time to reflect on MLK Day or looking to deepen your knowledge of this inimitable man, here are audiobooks to guide you—including the 16-minute recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

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I Have A Dream Speech

By Martin Luther King
Narrated by: Martin Luther King
Length: 16 minutes

If you wish to hear Martin Luther King Jr himself deliver his immortalized "I Have a Dream" speech in it's entirety then please go ahead and enable this skill for Alexa to play back to you anytime you feel the need to be inspired. Perhaps you were there during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963?... or maybe you want... Read more »

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I've Been to the Mountaintop

The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Clayborne Carson & Kris Shepard
Narrated by: Hachette Assorted Authors
Length: 7 hours 37 minutes

A powerful collection of the most essential speeches from famed social activist and key civil rights figure Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This companion volume to A Knock At Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. includes the text of his most well-known oration, "I Have a Dream", his acceptance speech for the... Read more »

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A Gift of Love

Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 7 hours 31 minutes

The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King

As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his best-known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. Having been arrested for holding a prayer... Read more »

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Why We Can't Wait

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963

On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign.... Read more »

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Where Do We Go From Here

Chaos or Community?

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

The last book written by King his final reflections after a decade of civil rights struggles

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 significantly prophetic work, which has been unavailable for... Read more »

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Stride Toward Freedom

The Montgomery Story
King Legacy: Book #1

By Martin Luther King, Jr
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who,... Read more »

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Abridged

By Clayborne Carson
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all.

Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the... Read more »

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The Heavens Might Crack

The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Jason Sokol
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes

A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure -- scorned by many white Americans,... Read more »

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Death of a King

The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

By Tavis Smiley
Narrated by: Tavis Smiley
Length: 6 hours 15 minutes

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis... Read more »

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The King Years

Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

By Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Leslie Jr, Odom
Length: 6 hours 33 minutes

The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the magisterial America in the King Years trilogy—Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaans Edge.

Taylor Branch, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning America in the King Years trilogy, presents selections from his... Read more »

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Parting the Waters

America in the King Years 1954-63

By Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Prentice Onayemi & Janina Edwards
Length: 45 hours 10 minutes

In Parting the Waters, the first volume of his essential America in the King Years series, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a “compelling…masterfully told” (The Wall Street Journal) account of Martin Luther King’s early years and rise to greatness.

Hailed as the most masterful story ever told of the American civil rights movement,... Read more »

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Pillar of Fire

America in the King Years 1963-65

By Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Janina Edwards & Prentice Onayemi
Length: 29 hours 49 minutes

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the second part of his epic trilogy on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American Civil Rights Movement.

In the second volume of his three-part history, a monumental trilogy that began with Parting the Waters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Taylor Branch... Read more »

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At Canaan's Edge - Abridged

America in the King Years, 1965-68

By Taylor Branch
Narrated by: Joe Morton
Length: 9 hours 56 minutes

At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 is the final volume in Taylor Branch's magnificent history of America in the years of the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War, recognized universally as the definitive account and ultimate recognition of Martin Luther King's heroic place in the nation's history.

The final volume of Taylor... Read more »

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Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard & Peter Holloran
Narrated by: Keith David, Jay Gregory, Martin Luther King Jr. & Clayborne Carson
Length: 15 hours 23 minutes

For the first time ever, twenty-four original recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech to his stirring sermon "A Knock At Midnight," are collected together in this treasured box set. His landmark speeches that echoed around the world and the more intimate sermons from the churches where he carried out... Read more »

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Bearing the Cross

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

By David J. Garrow
Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
Length: 34 hours 22 minutes

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. David J. Garrow had unrestricted access to Martin Luther King's personal papers, to thousands of pages of newly released FBI documents, and to more than seven hundred...

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A Knock at Midnight

By Clayborne Carson
Narrated by: Keith David & Jay Gregory
Length: 7 hours 45 minutes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and visionary of the civil rights movement, was first and foremost a preacher. This unique collection features a selection of Dr. King's best sermons - some not heard since he first delivered them - recorded at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and in other churches where he carried his... Read more »

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The Promise and the Dream

By David Margolick
Narrated by: Lewis Arlt
Length: 11 hours 46 minutes

No two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. Fifty years after they were both murdered, noted journalist David Margolick explores the untold story of the complex and ever-evolving relationship between these two American icons. Assassinated only sixty-two...

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The Seminarian

Martin Kuther King Jr. Comes of Age

By Patrick Parr
Narrated by: Brad Sanders
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

Martin Luther King Jr. was a cautious nineteen-year-old rookie preacher when he left Atlanta, Georgia to attend seminary up north. Immediately at Crozer Theological Seminary, King, or 'ML' back then, found that he was surrounded by a white staff and white professors. Even his dorm room had once been used by wounded Confederate soldiers during... Read more »

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