America's Chief Moral Dilemma

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Abstract

Dr. King's address to the Hungry Club highlights an array of issues that relate to America's "Moral Dilemma." Dr. King explains the three major evil dilemmas that face the nation: war, poverty, and racism.

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America's Chief Moral Dilemma
Wednesday, May 10, 1967
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Page 1 [Inserted Text in Left Margin: Three Evils] [Inserted Text in Right Margin: 31] [Encircled Text: 65 minutes] [Underlined: built gargantuan bridges to span the seas] [Underlined: gigantic buildings to kiss the skies] [Underlined: have carved highways through the stratosphere] [Underlined: we have dwarfed distance and placed time in chains] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 2 [Inserted Above Text: Third Sentence: simple] [Underlined: Henry David Thoreau said.. on one that we have a situation of improved means and unimproved ends] [Underlined: deep dilemma...that the means by which we have live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.] [Underlined: this great dilemma is expressed in the continued existence] [Underlined: evil of racism] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 3 [Inserted Text: Sixth Sentence: and] [Inserted Text: Eighth Sentence: a] [Inserted Text: First Paragraph Eight Sentence: seat] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 4 [Inserted Text: Ninth Sentence: single] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 5 [Inserted Text: Ninteeth Sentence: new] [Inserted Text: Twenty-fifth Sentence: pressureless] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 6 [Inserted Text: Seventeenth Sentence: the] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 7 [Inserted Text: Seventeenth Sentence: It's] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 8 [Inserted Text: Eighteenth Sentence: And] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 9 [Inserted Text: Eighth Sentence: [Inserted Text: Nineteenth Sentence: and] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 10 [Inserted Text: Tenth Sentence: and] [Inserted Text: Twelfth Sentence: are] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 11 [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 12 [Inserted Text: Tenth Sentence: And] [Inserted Text: Eleventh Sentence: at] [Inserted Text: Twelfth Sentence: it] [Inserted Above Text: Nineteenth Sentence: retaliation, and the] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 13 [Inserted Text in Left Margin: Democ] [Underlined: I love America] [Underlined: us lose it, is that it is self-corrective. It does keep alive the opportunity to protest and dissent.] [Encircled Text: Oxingham] [Inserted Above Text: Nineteenth Sentence: not] [Underlined: CHAIRMAN OF MEETING] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 14 [Underlined: MISS KELROY (?)] [Inserted Text: something] [Inserted Text: Summer] [Underlined: RED[erend] MARTIN LUTHER KING] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 15 [Inserted Text: Second Paragraph Second Sentence: Underlined: CHAIRMAN: Oh, yes] [Inserted Text: Last Paragraph Twelfth Sentence: was] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 16 [Inserted Text: Thirteenth Sentence: white] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION] Page 17 [Inserted Text: Fifth Sentence: hero] [Inserted Text: Sixth Sentence: it] [Inserted Text: Eighth Sentence: that] [Inserted Text: Ninth Sentence: bringing it] [Underlined: But it's time for America...the truth, and I tell it, as I said because I love America] [Stamp in Red Ink: King Library & Archives PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION]
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