The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.

My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Martin Luther King, III

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060280758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6848

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir, My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, provides insight into one of history’s most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son. “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King III was one of those four little children mentioned in Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech. In this memoir, Martin Luther King Jr.’s son gives an intimate look at the man and the father behind the civil rights leader. Mr. King’s remembrances show both his warm, loving family and a momentous time in American history. AG Ford is the illustrator of several other books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Barack. He is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award.

A Testament of Hope

The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060646912

Category: Religion

Page: 736

View: 1073

"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." These prohetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life. These words and other are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.


Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours

Author: Joseph Rosenbloom

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083380

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 6084

Chronicles the last 31 hours of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life as he seeks to revive the non-violent civil rights movement and push to end poverty in America.

My Dream of Martin Luther King

Author: Faith Ringgold

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 9780517885772

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7209

Now in Dragonfly--from the acclaimed creator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach comes a personal and captivating portrait of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age

Author: Patrick Parr,David Garrow

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0915864223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9669

Martin Luther King Jr. was a cautious 19-year-old rookie preacher when he left Atlanta, Georgia, to attend seminary up north. At Crozer Theological Seminary, King, or "ML" back then, immediately found himself surrounded by a white staff and white professors. Even his dorm room had once been used by wounded Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Young ML was a prankster and a late-night, chain-smoking pool player who fell in love with a white woman while facing discrimination from students and the locals in the surrounding town of Chester, Pennsylvania. In class, ML performed well, though he developed a habit of plagiarizing that continued throughout his academic career. In his three years at Crozer between 1948 and 1951, King delivered dozens of sermons around the Philadelphia area, had a gun pointed at him (twice) and eventually became student body president. These experiences shaped him into a man ready to take on even greater challenges. The Seminarian is the first definitive, full-length account of King's years as a divinity student at Crozer Theological Seminary. Long passed over by biographers and historians, this period in King's life is vital to understanding the historical figure he soon became.

Martin Luther King, Jr

A Life

Author: Marshall Frady

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143036487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 9667

A biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., interweaves a history of the civil rights movement with King's rise to fame.

Along Martin Luther King

Travels on Black America's Main Street

Author: Jonathan Tilove

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 201

View: 9493

Documents the people, places, and events along some of the more than five hundred Martin Luther King Streets in communities across America, offering profiles and images of Harlem, Selma, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and other locations.

Martin Luther King

Author: Rosemary L. Bray,Malcah Zeldis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688152198

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2412

Folk-art paintings provide a portrait of Martin Luther King and his courageous fight for human rights.

Be a King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681191954

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8517

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherford's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world . . . to be a King.

The Radical King

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807034525

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9276

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X “The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies. . . . The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution—a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens. . . . Could it be that we know so little of the radical King because such courage defies our market-driven world?” —Cornel West, from the Introduction Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, “Although much of America did not know the radical King—and too few know today—the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' . . . This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize.” From the Hardcover edition.

To Shape a New World

Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Tommie Shelby

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067491984X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 9526

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, assassination, his political thought remains underappreciated. Tommie Shelby and Brandon Terry, along with a cast of distinguished contributors, engage critically with King’s understudied writings on a wide range of compelling, challenging topics and rethink the legacy of this towering figure.

I Am Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 0525428526


Page: 40

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"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--

Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos Or Community?

Author: Martin Luther King (Jr.)

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: 9780807000762

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 5030

The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.

An Act of State

The Execution of Martin Luther King

Author: William F. Pepper

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510709207

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 5757

The assassination of the Civil Rights leader: lone gunman or a conspiracy? “Forget everything you think you know” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Martin Luther King Jr. was a powerful and eloquent champion of the poor and oppressed in the United States. At the height of his fame in the mid-sixties, he seemed to offer the real possibility of a new and radical beginning for liberal politics in America. However, in 1968, he was assassinated, halting the movement for social, racial, and economic change. The murder conviction of James Earl Ray never looked safe—especially to William F. Pepper, whose investigation into the case became a twenty-five year campaign for justice. In a 1999 civil trial supported by the King family, seventy witnesses testified to the conspiracy Pepper had unearthed. The jury concluded that Ray was not responsible for the assassination, and that government agents were involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy. An Act of State lays out the extraordinary facts of the King story—of the huge groundswell of radical optimism he inspired, of how plans for his execution were laid at the very heart of the US government and the military, of the disinformation and media cover-ups that followed every attempt to expose the truth. As shocking as it is tragic, An Act of State is the most authoritative account of how King’s challenge to the US establishment led inexorably to his murder.

I Have a Dream

Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 037598772X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.” On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Author: Bonnie Bader,Elizabeth Wolf

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756989354

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 105

View: 8205

With clearly written text that explains a tumultuous time in American history, along with 80 black-and-white illustrations, this biography of Dr. King celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man. Illustrations.

Quotations of Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557099471

Category: Reference

Page: 36

View: 2176

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a central figure in the Civil Rights movement and a leading advocate of non-violence. Collected here are more than 75 quotations from the inspiring speaker.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317607317

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 8044

Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition. This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top down; national federal policy-oriented approach to the movement with the bottom up, local grassroots activism approach to demonstrate how these different levels of activism intersect and interact with each other.