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Peter Vickers
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Has anyone else come across the fantastic collection of MLK's speeches and sermons that are being sold on E-bay. They come in two CD's are of exceptional quality and are the actual speeches(not actor's voices). This is an amazing product and I have been using them in various lessons and they have captivated my pupils.

They are easy to find. Just go to E-bay and type Martin Luther King into their search option.

I cannot praise this product too highly.

Ms. White
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Jun 09, 2006 - 13:49   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
It is a sad day when we have to sell off our family legacy and dreams. It is like throwing our family member away especially since this particular person meant so much to the family and this country. I would think that putting his writing in a museum would be better thatn selling to private entities. I wish Bill Cosby or Oprah Winfrey would purchase them. I along with others would feel better about knowing his legacy will still live and used to continue to teach this children in this country about Black History. This is a monumental event that should not take place. People wake up. Does anyone hear me?!!

Paul kristopher
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Jan 15, 2007 - 18:51   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
I have a dream everyday. Where is my day. I just dont understand this holiday.

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The Truth About "Martin Luther King"
Born in 1929, King was the son of a Black preacher known at the time only as "Daddy King." "Daddy King" named his son Michael. In 1935, "Daddy King" had an inspiration to name himself after the Protestant reformer Martin Luther. He declared to his congregation that henceforth they were to refer to him as "Martin Luther King" and to his son as "Martin Luther King, Jr." None of this name changing was ever legalized in court. "Daddy" King's son's real name is to this day Michael King.
The first public sermon that King ever gave, in 1947 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, was plagiarized from a homily by Protestant clergyman Harry Emerson Fosdick entitled "Life is What You Make It," according to the testimony of King's best friend of that time, Reverend Larry H. Williams. The first book that King wrote, Stride Toward Freedom, was plagiarized from numerous sources, all unattributed, according to documentation recently assembled by sympathetic King scholars Keith D. Miller, Ira G. Zepp, Jr., and David J. Garrow.
And no less an authoritative source than the four senior editors of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.stated of King's writings at both Boston University and Crozer Theological Seminary: "Judged retroactively by the standards of academic scholarship, [his writings] are tragically flawed by numerous instances of plagiarism.... Appropriated passages are particularly evident in his writings in his major field of graduate study, systematic theology." King's essay, "The Place of Reason and Experience in Finding God," written at Crozer, pirated passages from the work of theologian Edgar S. Brightman, author of The Finding of God. Another of King's theses, "Contemporary Continental Theology," written shortly after he entered Boston University, was largely stolen from a book by Walter Marshall Horton. King's doctoral dissertation, "A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Harry Nelson Wieman," for which he was awarded a PhD in theology, contains more than fifty complete sentences plagiarized from the PhD dissertation of Dr. Jack Boozer, "The Place of Reason in Paul Tillich's Concept of God."

According to The Martin Luther King Papers, in King's dissertation "only 49 per cent. of sentences in the section on Tillich contain five or more words that were King's own...."!

In The Journal of American History, June 1991, page 87, David J. Garrow, a leftist academic who is sympathetic to King, says that King's wife, Coretta Scott King, who also served as his secretary, was an accomplice in his repeated cheating. Reading Garrow's article, one is led to the inescapable conclusion that King cheated because he had chosen for himself a political role in which a PhD would be useful, and, lacking the intellectual ability to obtain the title fairly, went after it by any means necessary. Why, then, one might ask, did the professors at Crozer Theological Seminary and Boston University grant him passing grades and a PhD? Garrow states on page 89: "King's academic compositions, especially at Boston University, were almost without exception little more than summary descriptions... and comparisons of other's writings.
The editors of The Martin Luther King Jr. Papers state that "...the failure of King's teachers to notice his pattern of textual appropriation is somewhat remarkable...."
King was politically correct, he was Black, and he had ambitions. The leftist [professors were] happy to award a doctorate to such a candidate no matter how much fraud was involved. Nor is it any wonder that it has taken forty years for the truth about King's record of nearly constant intellectual piracy to be made public."
Supposed scholars, who in reality shared King's vision of a racially mixed and Marxist America, purposely covered up his cheating for decades. The cover-up still continues. From the New York Times of October 11, 1991, page 15, we learn that on October 10th of that year, a committee of researchers at Boston University admitted that, "There is no question but that Dr. King plagiarized in the dissertation." However, despite its finding, the committee said that "No thought should be given to the revocation of Dr. King's doctoral degree," an action the panel said "would serve no purpose."
Well friends, he is not a legitimate reverend, he is not a bona fide PhD, and his name isn't really "Martin Luther King, Jr." What's left? Just a sexual degenerate, an America-hating Communist, and a criminal betrayer of even the interests of his own people.

jenn hurley
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Jan 28, 2009 - 03:47   Edit Post Delete Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)
Like Dr. King, I like to research spiritual matters. In one of his essays, famed psychic Edgar Cayce relays a past-life experience in which he permanently lost faith in the Native American woman, because he managed to seduce one of them.

Dr. King acknowledged that "violence begets violence", but there's a darker side of human nature he completely overlooked. Perhaps his love-thine-enemy tactics weren't so brilliant after all, especially in an integrated society. Angela Davis probably had a much higher I.Q. than Dr. King.

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