The Trumpet of Conscience

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The Trumpet of Conscience

By Martin Luther King

Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807001707, 80pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

Description

In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Immediately released under the title "Conscience for Change" after King's assassination, it was republished as"The Trumpet of Conscience." Each oration speaks prophetically to today's perils, addressing issues of equality, conscience and war, the mobilization of young people, and nonviolence. The book concludes with A Christmas Sermon on Peace, a powerful lecture about nonviolence as a path to world peace that was broadcast live from Ebenezer Baptist Church on Christmas Eve in 1967.



About the Author
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. 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.

Coretta Scott King (1927 2006), the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., was an author and a 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 civil rights coalitions and foundations.

Distinguished author and civil rights lawyer Marian Wright Edelman has been a lifelong advocate for disadvantaged Americans and is the president of the Children s Defense Fund.

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