Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

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This is a handwritten draft of the Nobel lecture. Dr. King delivered this lecture at the University of Oslo on December 11, 1964, the day after receiving the Peace Prize. Aware of the prestigious nature of the award and the global recognition it brought to the nonviolent struggle for racial justice in the US, King worked nearly a month on his address. He goes beyond his dream for America and articulates a vision of a World House in which a family of different races, religions, ideas, cultures and interests must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. This speech became the basis for the last chapter of Dr. King's book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

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Nobel Peace Prize Lecture
Friday, December 11, 1964
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