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A Testament of Hope
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. | Martin Luther King
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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." These prohetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life. These words and other are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.
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TheEllieMo
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cathysaid
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1. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Such a gorgeous, lyrical writing style ❤️
2. How do you continue to maintain hope when so often faced with the hopeless?
3. I‘m too scared to count 😱

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

ljuliel What a perfect dinner guest, and what an honor it‘d be to meet him. I‘m glad I was alive ( although a kid) when he was here as such an inspiration. 1mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in! MLK! Great choice👍🏼 1mo
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tracy.m.ng

“A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “Beyond Vietnam” speech #MLKday

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Andrew65
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So important to remember this quote from the great man. One of my heroes, along with Nelson Mandela. 😍😍😍

#Out #QuotsyOct18

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BookishMe
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GatheringBooks missed you last night! a lot of people turned up and it was really an interesting, and somewhat polemical discussion! :) 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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"Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal." -Martin Luther King Jr.
✨This is the last one that I have.. Once again, I truly enjoyed all of enteries and different ways and outlooks and views and all of it. You're all amazing. Don't ever forget that.
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kamoorephoto Thanks for that, sweet lady 💓💓💓💓 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." -Martin Luther King Jr.
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Bookgirl ❤️ 2y
WarpedSweetness ❤❤ 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that" -Martin Luther King Jr.
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DeborahSmall ❤️ 2y
ElishaLovesBooks 😍😍 2y
emily_m_tubb 😗💖 2y
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abbsinwonderland
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"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
✨What a better day to post some more inspiration/motivation from the giveaway than today? ?
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LazyOwl Love the one about "just breathe". Very true for me as well. Love that people are sharing what gets them through. Very inspirational ? 2y
TrishB Some of these are amazing 💜 2y
GypsyKat Awe, thanks for including mine. These are lovely. 💗 2y
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Leelee08
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Andrew65
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A great quote from a great man! #QuotsyDec17 #Light

jpmcwisemorgan Excellent reminder! 2y
Aswenson One of my favorites 2y
Andrew65 @jpmcwisemorgan Isn‘t it just! 2y
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Andrew65 @Aswenson Mine too! 2y
TK-421 I love this quote ❤️ 2y
Lmstraubie One of my favorite quotes 💕 2y
Andrew65 @TK-421 @Lmstraubie 😊👍 2y
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dariazeoli
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

We need some love right now. The President's hateful speech this afternoon is just the dark that needs driving out.

#greatestloveofall
#augustgrrrl

BarbaraBB You are so right 2y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻 2y
merelybookish It just keeps getting darker. 😩 2y
[DELETED] 3216391035 Well said. 2y
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Weave
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Have a great week everyone!?
Week beginning: Monday 5th June 2017?

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." ~ A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr ?

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Suet624 I always get teary when I read this quote. 3y
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SuperPunkNinja
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This was my favorite sign today at the #womensmarch.

saresmoore Brilliant! 3y
B.Reader 💕💕💕 3y
OrangeMooseReads Absolute love for this poster ❤️❤️❤️👏👏 3y
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Daisydo Missed you, but boy wasn't it amazing! 3y
SuperPunkNinja @Daisydo I know! There were so many people I couldn't find anyone I knew. 3y
ocdIrene Wow! That sign/art/statement is just brilliant! 💜❤️💜 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love it! One of the signs I saw had on it "You can't lead by Twitter!". 3y
Bookladylinda Wow! Love that!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾 3y
SuperPunkNinja @Graciouswarriorprincess I swear, protest signs give me faith in humanity's brilliance. 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess My favorite one I can't post it here but it was great! I agree! 😝 3y
SuperPunkNinja @Graciouswarriorprincess Now I REALLY want to see it! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @McShelfington I will see if I can post it. I took a picture! 3y
KVanRead ❤❤❤ 3y
Suet624 I can't figure out how I missed so many of your posts!! 3y
SuperPunkNinja @Suet624 No worries! ❤ 3y
Blueberry My daughter, @NataliePatalie, was at the Oakland March. Which one were you at? 3y
SuperPunkNinja @Blueberry We were at the San Jose march. 3y
Blueberry Love this picture. 3y
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LitsyFeministBookClub
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Words to remember today. We must keep the truth close to our hearts and not be swayed.

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#Resist #AntiInauguration #ConstantVigilance

CherylDeFranceschi 😘💪🏻💪🏿💪🏾💪🏼 3y
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KerriNTurner

Missed yesterday's photo challenge due to illness, but I enjoyed going through everyone's recommendations inspired by Martin Luther King.