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by Martin Luther Jr. King

  • ISBN: 0807005738
  • Author: Martin Luther Jr. King
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Beacon Pr; 2 edition (November 1, 1989)
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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.

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.

This was the King of Where Do We Go from Here.

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).

Martin Luther King's "Where Do We Go From Here?" A new anthology of essays on the political philosophy . King maps out an economic and political program in a chapter titled, as is the book, "Where do we go from here?.

King maps out an economic and political program in a chapter titled, as is the book, "Where do we go from here?.

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.

Martin Luther King, J. "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?" . Martin Luther King J. "The Drum Major Instinct" FINAL Sermon -- COMPLETE - Продолжительность: 38:43 nicholasflyer Recommended for you. 38:43. "Where Do We Go From Here?"

Martin Luther King, J. "Where Do We Go From Here?"

While vacationing in the Caribbean in January and February 1967, King wrote the first draft of his final book Where Do. .

While vacationing in the Caribbean in January and February 1967, King wrote the first draft of his final book Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Accompanied by Coretta Scott King, Bernard Lee, and Dora McDonald, King rented a secluded house in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with no telephone. But the duty of a revolutionary is to make revolutions (say those who have done it), and King made none.

Martin Luther King Jr. A cry to stop global suffering. Where Do We Go from Here is an outstanding book that talks about King's plans for the future. He talked about how to offer better jobs, higher wages, better housing and education. It was Albert Einstein who famously said that once you stop learning, you start dying. It was Bill Gates who said that he would want the ability to read faster if he could only have one superpower in this world.

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

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

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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!!!
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.

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