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Remembering some of Martin Luther King's less known speeches, sermons
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - While many of us remember Dr. Martin Luther King's famous 1963 "I have a dream" speech, it's just one of hundreds of speeches he delivered in his lifetime.
He also wrote five books and numerous sermons.
Monday night, on the holiday celebrating him, we're taking a look at some of his work you may never have heard of before.
That list also includes a sermon delivered in Atlanta in 1965, about two years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, titled "The American Dream."
In it he says, "I tried to tell the nation about a dream I had; I must confess to you this morning that since that sweltering August afternoon in 1963, my dream has often turned into a nightmare."
Another signature MLK line comes from his fifth book, published in 1967, called "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community"
In it, he says the passage of civil rights laws is not enough, that "white Americans must recognize that justice for black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society."