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by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,Vincent Harding,Coretta Scott King

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One of the greatest orators in US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait.

One of the greatest orators in US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Series: King Legacy (Book 2).

The last book written by King-his final reflections after a decade of civil rights struggles. This was the King of Where Do We Go from Here. King assesses the rise of black nationalism and the increasing use of the slogan ‘‘Black Power’’ in the movement. While he praised the slogan, he also recognized that its implied rejection of interracial coalitions and call for retaliatory violence ‘‘prevent it from having the substance and program to become the basic strategy for the civil rights movement in the days ahead.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? is a 1967 book by African-American minister, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and social justice campaigner Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocating for human rights and a sense of hope, it was King's fourth and last book before his assassination. He spent a long period in isolation, living in a rented residence in Jamaica with no telephone, composing the book.

King Legacy) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Author), Vincent Harding (Introduction), Coretta Scott King (Foreword) 819% Sales Rank in Books: 265 (was 2,437 yesterday) (112). Visit the Movers & Shakers in Books list for authoritative information on this product’s current rank. Messiah ERASED from Bibles.

Coretta Scott King (1927–2006), the wife of Martin Luther King, J. was an American author and human rights activist. She helped lead the civil rights movement after King's assassination, carrying the message of nonviolence and the dream of a beloved community to many countries, and spearheading coalitions and foundations. Civil rights activist Vincent Harding was a friend and colleague of King and worked with Coretta Scott King to establish the King Center in Atlanta, serving as its first director. A distinguished theologian and historian, he is the award-winning author of several books and lives in Denver, Colorado.

The Reverend Dr. was working for not only Negro . In reading this book and thinking about King's legacy fifty years after hi. . was working for not only Negro civil rights, but for economic rights for all poor people when he was cut down prematurely.

Chaos or Community? . On April 4, 1968, Dr. stepped out onto the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and into his killer's line of fire.

Chaos or Community? By: Dr. Martin Luther King J. Coretta Scott King - foreword, Vincent Harding - introduction. 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. One shot ended Dr. King's life and forever changed the course of American history - setting into motion a massive cover-up that has withstood a quarter-century of scrutiny.

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, J. isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript.

Chaos or Community? By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Foreword by Coretta Scott King Introduction by Vincent . Inspired by Your Browsing History. was one of the greatest organic intellectuals in American history

Chaos or Community? By Dr. Foreword by Coretta Scott King Introduction by Vincent Harding. was one of the greatest organic intellectuals in American history. His unique ability to connect the life of the mind to the struggle for freedom is legendary, and in this book-his last grand expression of his vision-he put forward his most prophetic challenge to powers that be and his most progressive program for the wretched of the earth. Cornel West, professor of religion and African American studies, Princeton University, and author.

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 prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

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In 2015, in the wake of the decisions made by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City, America is still asking the same question as the title of the book,Where do We Go From Here; Chaos or Community. Moreover, the violence in Ferguson achieved the same purpose as the 1965 Watts riots: It made Americans pay attention. Also, in the first part of the book Martin Luther King, Jr. seems to be describing a segment of American society that has not changed that much since 1967: the poor.
Also, King explains his philosophy of nonviolence and successfully describes how it can be an effective strategy to change a racist society. In effect, nonviolence weakened the institutions established by segregation by exposing their moral contradictions.
Yet, another passion drove King: integration. This was the most surprising part of the book. From what I read he believed in integration to a fault, arguing that African Americans should completely assimilate into white society. Many African Americans have followed this path, which has decimated African American communities.
Near the end of the book King presents his solution for addressing poverty and education, which is truly idealistic. For example, he suggests the government should create a fund to help fight poverty and education. However, King underestimated America’s perpetual flaw: its infatuation with capitalism, a system where 99% of the wealth is concentrated in less than 1% of population of America. Morally, Dr. King is right, but we're talking about America, where poverty has been become a criminal offense—a felony.
For too many African Americans, the America that King describes in his book still exists today. As a result, the African American community in twenty-first century America vacillates between chaos and community, much like in Charles Dickens’s novel, A Tale of Two Cities: African Americans are living in both the best and the worst of times; we have an African American President and African American males are being slaughtered in the streets of America.
This is a book that is enlightening as well as prophetic. Published the year Dr. King was assassinated, you see what the vision of the future is for the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King's vision of the American society at large is spot on. Written in an era with no cell phones, cable television, computers, Internet, and social media, Dr. King describes in great detail the impact of technological advances on human relations and interactions.

His critique of Education, Economic Development (job creation), and affordable Housing was so accurate that it is spooky. Over 45 years after its publication, this is a very relevant manuscript on America and her true potential.

This is not a casual, easy read. The vocabulary is academically appropriate. At times, you can actually hear Dr. King 's cadence while you are reading. Get your finger/stylus/highlighter together, you will be using it.

If I could give it more than 5 Stars, I would. I waited a long time to get this on the Kindle - it was UNAVAILABLE for a long time and sat on my Wish List. This book was worth the wait.
I recommend that anyone, who still believes that the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only a "dreamer" and an "integrationist", and not a creative, strategic thinker, and genuine radical and revolutionary, in the image and spirit of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, Marcus Garvey, and others, purchase, from Amazon.com, and then read, re-read, and think deeply about, "Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos".

Since his assassination on April 4, 1968, most Americans, Black and White, have fond memories of Dr. King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech, which was the highlight of the August, 1963, March on Washington and rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

While no one can deny the greatness of that historic speech, what most people don't know is that, a few years later, Dr. King repudiated his "I Have A Speech Dream" speech as hopelessly naive because, at that time, he did not realize that America's "individualism, militarism, and racism" was tantamount to a "nightmare", deeply embedded in the fabric of American culture, politics, economic and social policy.

After the March on Washington, and the "I Have A Dream" speech, King and the Civil Rights movement, aided and abetted by the commitment, political courage and leadership of President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, scored powerful victories with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.

But, almost concurrent with these historic legislative victories, urban ghettos exploded in riots, in 1964 and 1965, demonstrating to King, and the other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, that demonstrations, marches, majestic, soaring rhetoric, and even federal legislation, was not going to be enough to change, on a fundamental basis, the predominant and prevailinig cultural, economic, political and social values and priorities in America.

A Southern backlash, against the Civil Right Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, urban riots in Northern cities, in spite of two major civil rights bills, the failure of King to integrate the suburbs, in and around Chicago, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, compelled him to take three months, during the latter part of 1966, and the first part of 1967, to write "Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos".

King's goal was to outline and communicate the 2nd and most important phase of what he called the Movement. In this, his last and most powerful book, King set out the bold and radical changes, in American thought and action, that all Americans, Black and White, in and out of the civil rights movement, needed to take, in business, culture, economics, education, politics, and religion, to achieve what he called "a revolutionary re-ordering of American values and priorites.

Believe it or not, in this book, Dr. King deals with business, especially the power of boycotts, economics, education, jobs and job training, and the need for thoughtul and strategic engagement in politics, especially by Blacks, in an incredible amount of surprisingly bold and radical detail.

One of the major things Dr. King committed to do in this book was the momentous decision that probably led to his cowardly assassination, at the Lorraine Motel, in Memphis, Tennessee: the decision to come out, aggressively and boldy, against President Lyndon B. Johnson, the United States government, and the expensive and murderdous war in Vietnam.

But, at this point in Dr. King's career as a Minister of the Gospel, Civil Rights Leader, and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, as he said on the last day on this Earth, he had "been to the Mountaintop, and had seen the Promised Land".

He was not afraid to, as he always put it, "Bear the Cross", so that the Americans, who live each day, working to achieve his vision of "the Beloved Community", could, one day, "wear the crown".

After reading this book, it's up to each of us to to take a long, hard look at what we have and have not done in our own communities, and decide whether, based on the bold, radical, and transformative ideas propounded by Dr. King in "Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos", has led to success, which is community, or failure, which is chaos.

Even though most of us, especially our government and politicians, have not heeded Dr. King's warnings about the cost of not transforming the values and priorities of America, which, according to King, is "spiritual death", if we read and follow his advice, it's still not too late!!!
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Martin Jr. was a great genius. What do I mean when I say that?
A genius knows what came before, is grounded in her/his culture, and has the courage to step into the unknown, knowing there is the possibility of great hope and great change.
Anyone looking for the philosophy of the Civil Rights of the last half of the Twentieth Century and its roots will appreciate this book.
It could have been written in any epoch for any marginalized people. It doesn't look the same as 500 or a thousand years ago; but it is. Martin Luther King Jr offers any who reads this an opportunity to be part of healing the wounds of racism.
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (King Legacy) download epub
Author: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,Vincent Harding,Coretta Scott King
ISBN: 0807000671
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Mathematics
Language: English
Publisher: Beacon Press; 1St Edition edition (January 1, 2010)
Pages: 256 pages