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Publisher's Summary

I've Been to the Mountaintop is a selection from A Call to Conscience, a milestone collection of Dr. King's most influential and best-known speeches.
Compiled by Stanford historian Dr. Clayborne Carson, director of the King Papers Project, and by contributing editor Kris Shepard, A Call to Conscience takes you behind the scenes on an astonishing historical journey, from the small, crowded church in Montgomery, Alabama, where "The Birth of a New Nation" ignited the modern civil rights movement; to the center of the nation's capital, where "I Have a Dream" echoed through a nation's conscience; to the Mason Temple in Memphis, where over 10,000 people heard Dr. King give his last, transcendent speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop", the night before his assassination. In 12 important introductions, some of the world's most renowned leaders and theologians, Andrew Young, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and Mrs. Rosa Parks, among others, share with you their reflections on these speeches and give priceless firsthand testimony on the events that inspired their delivery.
Expressing a deeply felt faith in democracy, the power of loving change, and a self-deprecating humor, A Call to Conscience is Dr. King speaking today. It is a unique, unforgettable record of the words that rallied millions, forever changed the face of America, and even today shape our deepest personal hopes and dreams for the future.
©2001 The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., All Rights Reserved (P)2006 Intellectual Properties Management, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By DTSmith on 02-24-16

Still so inspiring

Makes you pause and wonder if God allowed Martin to know his life here on earth would end

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sheila on 01-30-15

Profoundly Life Changing

I loved it! it was more than I expected it to be. Through this adio book, it has given me a different perspective on how life was and how life has evolved even in today. i have a better grasp on all the stuggles people had to go through and I vow to live each and every day to love others and to be ever reminded of that song "We Shall Overcome★★" I thank you and recommed this to anyone whom wants to hear the outpouring of Gods Love straight from one of his chosen angels, Dr. King!!!!!!

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