I Have a Dream

Why does racism still exist in America? Has any progress been made? And, is Christianity just "the white man's religion"? In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the upcoming Black History Month, we have put together a special focus on Dr. King, his beliefs and message, and the relevance of Jesus Christ to the African-American community.

(Photo credit: MLK photo used with permission. License granted by Intellectual Properties Management, Atlanta, Georgia, as manager of the King Estate.)

Featured Articles

Let's Give the Dream New Life
Charles Gilmer
Persistent recurrences of racial incidents and the public debate over welfare reform and affirmative action continue to engage the American consciousness with the question of race. What has become of Martin Luther King's dream?

The Truth About Jesus
Charles Gilmer
Devotion to Jesus has been a large part of the African-American experience. The black church has been and continues to be a powerful force in the African-American community. But many are questioning the propriety of African Americans following Jesus. Should black people follow this Jesus?

Fisher of Men
Herbert H. Toler, Jr.
The alienation of African-American men from the churches of their communities is perhaps the single greatest tragedy facing black America. "While 75 percent of the mosque is male, 75 percent of the black church is female," laments Jawanza Kunjufu, author of Adam Where Are You?: Why Most Black Men Don't Go to Church.

MLK Speeches and Writings Online

Paul's Letter to American Christians
Dr. King's imaginary letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul.
(November, 4, 1956)

Loving Your Enemies
Sermon delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama.
(November 17, 1957)

Letter from the Birmingham Jail
Dr. King's famous letter to fellow clergymen.
(April 16, 1963)

Address at March on Washington
Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
(August 28, 1963)

I See The Promised Land
Dr. King's last sermon, also known as "I've Been To The Mountaintop."
(April 3, 1968)

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