Links to texts of poetry and readings used in this service:
- Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963), by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- A dead man’s dream, by Carl Wendell Hines, Jr. (Written in 1965, after the assassination of Malcolm X. After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the poem came to be associated also with Dr. King, perhaps more closely so. [credit: Molly Housh Gordon])
- Let America Be American Again, by Langston Hughes
- I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (1968), by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Delivered in Memphis, TN, on the day before Dr. King’s murder.)