Who influenced Dr. King and his writings. Discover the writings of Henry David Thoreau in four essays that Dr. King read in his studies. Read the transcript of the Brown v. Board of Education decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. Now it's time to discover the words of Dr. King.
The links below that will help you discover the sermons, speeches, and writings of Dr. King will take to one of two sites. The image links will take you to The King Center's Digital Archive site. Here you will see actual images of original documents. The text links will take you to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University.
The Words of Dr. King
The Negro And The Constitution - image | text
May 13, 1944
Elks oratorical contest
reprinted in The Cornellian, Booker T. Washington High School
Rediscovering Lost Values image | text
February 28, 1954
Second Baptist Church
Montgomery Improvement Association Mass Meeting
image | text
December 5, 1955
Holt Street Baptist Church
When Peace Becomes Obnoxious
image | text
March 18, 1956
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Delivered to the Clergy and Laymen Concerned About Vietnam
Riverside Church New York, New York
The Three Dimensions Of A Complete Life - image | text
April 9, 1967
New Covenant Baptist Church
Dr. King states that the key to an extended and fulfilling life is to live a life that is "three dimensional." He further identifies these dimensions as: "length, breadth and height."
Where Do We Go From Here? - image | text
August 16, 1967
Delivered at the 10th Anniversary Convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Why Jesus Called A Man A Fool- image | text
August 27, 1967
Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church
The Drum Major Instinct image | text
Sunday, February 4, 1968
The Drum Major Instinct, a sermon delivered by Dr. King at the Atlanta Ebenezer Baptist Church, frames the "instinct" as being responsible for the social ills of the world.
Unfulfilled Dreams - image | text
March 3, 1968
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution
Monday, June 14, 1965
Dr. King delivers the commencement address at Oberlin College in Ohio on June 14, 1965. Nothing is more tragic, he says, than sleeping through a significant period of social change by failing to adopt the new mental attitudes that the new situation demands.
I've Been To The Mountaintop- image | text
Wednesday, April 3, 1968
Dr. King gave this address at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee the night before he was assassinated. He called for nonviolent protest and a boycott of Memphis area businesses in support of the Memphis Sanitation Workers strike.