Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King

I didn’t go to church on Easter Sunday, but I did listen to a Sunday sermon delivered by Dr. King to his Ebenezer Baptist congregation two months before his death. The “Drum Major Instinct” sermon is considered one of his best.

Black church sermons are long and biblically-based and challenging — 40 minutes, this one. Even today black church sermons are generous in length and demanding of the attention of the faithful, not the quick 12-15 minute sermons or homilies for white church attendees with short attention spans.

Listen to Dr. King, and reflect on what we lost 50 years ago when he was killed. Reflect also on how public discourse has been degraded by Trump and Breitbart and Coulter and Ingraham and their ilk.

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