Speeches by Martin Luther King Jr.: The Ultimate Collection

  • by Martin Luther King
  • 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Listen "live" to one of the most iconic orators of all time in this packed-full collection of Martin Luther King Jr. speeches. King's rich and passionate style of delivery will transport you back to the era of the civil-rights movement, when King advocated non-violent resistance in the pursuit of equality and dignity, not only for blacks but for all mankind. Seldom has any leader since inspired and captivated an audience worldwide and motivated a nation to action.
Although tragically assassinated at a young age, the words and wisdom of Martin Luther King Jr. live on through his acclaimed and mesmerizing speeches, such as "I Have a Dream". "The Mountaintop", "Letter from Birmingham Jail", "March on Washington", and many, many more, including:

Address Concluding the Selma to Montgomery - 03-25-1965
All Here and Now - 06-17-1966
American Dream - Lincoln University - 06-06-1961
t Southern Seminary in 1961 - Beyond Vietnam -A Time to Break Silence - 04-04-1967
Central Park - 04-05-1968
Compilation: Creative Protest Eulogy - Robert F. Kennedy - 04-04-1968
Guidelines for a Constructive Church - 06-05-1966
I Have a Dream - March for Jobs - Washington - 08-28-1963
I've Been to the Mountaintop - 04-03-1968
Knock at Midnight - 08-27-1967
Life and Spirit: Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated; Nobel Peace Prize - 12-10-1964
On Malcolm X; Peace On Earth - 12-24-1967
Prophetic Last Speech - 1968; Reaction to JFK Assassination; Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution; The American Dream - 07-04-1965
The Bennet College Speech 1958; The Better the Dilemma and the Challenge - Los Angeles - California - 06-17-1962
The Drum Major Instinct - 02-04-1968
The Great March to Freedom - Detroit - 06-23-1963
The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life - 02-28-1960
Unfulfilled Dreams - 03-03-1968
Unjust Evil and Futile; War Where Do We Go From Here - 08-16-1967
Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam - Speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta
...and many more

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A Terrible Collection Overall -- Poorly Done

1. Speeches are repeated, probably more than once. Certainly there are repetitive refrains and phrases from one speech to another, but to replay the same speech?
2. The speeches are seeming in a random order, some from late in his life and work are early and others from much earlier appear much later.
3. Quality control is poor, I believe this was digitized from something like a CD as there are parts when it sounds like a CD skipping.
4. Nothing to introduce the speech, and to set the time, or give any context.

What's good:
1. For many of the speeches, the audio quality is quite good.
2. There are few speakers as engaging as MLK Jr.
3. The repetition is at least some of the more memorable speeches. I know them better.

Do feel like this was thrown together with little care for quality or understanding. Feels like profiting from the name of MLK, and not a real tribute to the man.

I'll try another collection.
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- David

Audio quality is abysmal

This doesn't seem to be a very well thought out collection of this great mans work or legacy. Audio could be greatly restored using even basic audio technology. Context and timeframe for given speeches is missing depriving the listener from valuable learning.
Yes there is important content here like the rally at Central Park following Kings assassination. Overall listeners would do better to keep searching.
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- Michael Hotz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-15-2011
  • Publisher: ABN