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"A Comparison of the Conceptions of God in the Thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman" (dissertation) 1955
Stride toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (nonfiction) 1958
The Measure of a Man (meditations and essays) 1959
"I Have a Dream" (speech) 1963
Letter from Birmingham City Jail (nonfiction) 1963; also published as Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1968
Strength to Love (sermons) 1963
"Unwise and Untimely?" (letters) 1963
A Martin Luther King Treasury (sermons, speeches, and essays) 1964
"Nobel Prize Lecture" (speech) 1964
Why We Can't Wait (letter and essays) 1964
"A Time to Break the Silence" (speech) 1967
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (nonfiction) 1967
"I Have A Dream": The Quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr. (speech excerpts) 1968
∗"I See the Promised Land" (speech) 1968
The Trumpet of Conscience (broadcasts) 1968
We Shall Live in Peace: The Teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (juvenilia and speech excerpts) 1968
The Wisdom of Martin Luther King in His Own Words (meditations and sermons) 1968
A Martin Luther King Reader (speeches and essays) 1969
Speeches about Vietnam (speeches) 1969
Words and Wisdom of Martin Luther King (meditations and speech excerpts) 1970
Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. (speeches) 1972
Loving Your Enemies, Letter from Birmingham Jail, Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam (letter and speeches) 1981
The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (meditations and speeches) 1983
Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (essays, speeches, sermons, and interviews) 1986
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume One: Called to Serve, January 1929–June 1951 (letters, student papers) 1992

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∗This was King's last speech, delivered on April 3, 1968—the day before his assassination.

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