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A Gift of Love by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Nov 27, 2012 | ISBN 9780807000632

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“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter. I won’t have any money to leave behind. I won’t have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. . . . Yes, Jesus, I want to be on your right or your left side, not for any selfish reason. I want to be on your right or your left side, not in terms of some political kingdom or ambition. But I just want to be there in love and in justice and in truth and in commitment to others, so that we can make of this old world a new world.”
—From “The Drum Major Instinct”
“But be ye assured that we will wear you down by our capacity to suffer. One day we shall win freedom, but not only for ourselves. We shall so appeal to your heart and conscience that we shall win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.”
—From “Loving Your Enemies”

Table Of Contents

Foreword by the Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock
Foreword to the 1981 Edition by Coretta Scott King
A Note on the Text

Chapter 1: A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart
Chapter 2: Transformed Noncomformist
Chapter 3: On Being a Good Neighbor
Chapter 4: Love in Action
Chapter 5: Loving Your Enemies
Chapter 6: A Knock at Midnight
Chapter 7: The Man Who Was a Fool
Chapter 8: The Death of Evil upon the Seashore
Chapter 9: Shattered Dreams
Chatper 10: Our God is Able
Chapter 11: Antidotes for Fear
Chapter 12: The Answer to a Perplexing Question
Chapter 13: Paul’s Letter to American Christians
Chapter 14: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
Chapter 15: The Drum Major Instinct
Chapter 16: The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life

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