A Sermon by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Self-Development

Featuring a sermon delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King delivered this sermon repeatedly throughout his career, adding sections as he gained experience through the Civil Rights movement and his global travels.

The sermon is based on Revelations 21:16, in which John has a vision of the New Jerusalem, whose length, breadth and height are equal. King compares these dimensions and their proportionality to the equal balance of self-development, concern for others, and seeking for God that characterizes the “complete life.”

Famous moments include “the arc of the moral universe bends toward freedom.”

The full speech, 33 minutes long, is found in the Pacifica Radio Archives and was carefully edited to fit in the 29-min format of the show. http://pacificaradioarchives.org/

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