Item #17113 Dr. King's Nobel Lecture on Nonviolent Direct Action, 1964. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. King's Nobel Lecture on Nonviolent Direct Action, 1964
Dr. King's Nobel Lecture on Nonviolent Direct Action, 1964

Dr. King's Nobel Lecture on Nonviolent Direct Action, 1964

First Edition

Matin Luther King, Jr. “Nobel Lecture by The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Recipient of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize / Oslo, Norway / December 11, 1964”. Original paper wrapper. 22 pages. 7 x 4.75 inches. Limited printing of 2,000 copies: “Two thousand copies of this pamphlet have been printed for distribution to friends of the House and of Dr. King.” In 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population." At the age of thirty-five, MLK was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement. In his Nobel Lecture, Dr. King expounds upon his goals for nonviolent direct action and lists Mahatma Gandhi as model: “The nonviolent resisters can summarize their message in the following simple terms: we will take direct action against injustice despite the failure of governmental and other official agencies to act first. We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices. We will do this peacefully, openly, cheerfully because our aim is to persuade. We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself…This approach to the problem of racial injustice is not at all without successful precedent. It was used in a magnificent way by Mohandas K. Gandhi to challenge the might of the British Empire and free his people from the political domination and economic exploitation inflicted upon them for centuries. He struggled only with the weapons of truth, soul force, non-injury, and courage.” Light toning and wear to cover. In very good condition.

Item #17113

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