The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King  Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all. Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who chafed under and eventually rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who continually questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family's needs with those of a growing, nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere. Relevant and insightful, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. offers King's seldom disclosed views on some of the world's greatest and most controversial figures: John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mahatma Gandhi, and Richard Nixon. It also paints a rich and moving portrait of a people, a time, and a nation in the face of powerful change. Finally, it shows how everyday Americans from all walks of life confronted themselves, each other, and the burden of the past-and how their fears and courage helped shape our future.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King  Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all. Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who chafed under and eventually rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who continually questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family's needs with those of a growing, nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere. Relevant and insightful, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. offers King's seldom disclosed views on some of the world's greatest and most controversial figures: John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mahatma Gandhi, and Richard Nixon. It also paints a rich and moving portrait of a people, a time, and a nation in the face of powerful change. Finally, it shows how everyday Americans from all walks of life confronted themselves, each other, and the burden of the past-and how their fears and courage helped shape our future.

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King  Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Describes the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his adoption of the principles of nonviolent protest advocated by Gandhi, his gifts as an orator, and his emergence as the world-renowned leader of the civil rights movement.

Summary of Clayborne Carson s The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

Summary of Clayborne Carson s The Autobiography of Martin Luther King  Jr

Summary of Clayborne Carson s The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

Buy now to get the key takeaways from Clayborne Carson's The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Sample Key Takeaways: 1) Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in a black, religious, lower-middle-class neighborhood. 2) His household situation was pleasant. His parents, Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta Williams King, were Christian people of profound integrity. They taught him the importance of recognizing his worth in a society that was hellbent on making him feel inferior because of the color of his skin.

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King  Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.

Crusader Without Violence

Crusader Without Violence

Crusader Without Violence

In January 1955, Montgomery, Alabama was best known as the Cradle of the Confederacy. The city's image changed forever starting in December 1955 because of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Crusader Without Violence: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by L.D. Reddick tells how a man and a movement became the tip of the spear that mortally wounded Jim Crow. The MIA (Montgomery Improvement Association) Newsletter for April 30, 1959 correctly announced Crusader Without Violence as the "social history of our time."

Biography of Martin Luther King Jr

Biography of Martin Luther King  Jr

Biography of Martin Luther King Jr

ABOUT THE BOOK The evening Martin Luther King, Jr. died, he asked his friend, musician Ben Bunch, to play “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” It was a prophetic request by one of the world's greatest social reformers. King was born just months before the start of the Great Depression, and he spent his earliest years in Atlanta, Georgia. During his life, King saw first hand the rampant discrimination that coursed through Southern culture. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus, it spurred Dr. King to action. It was in this moment that he realized he had to do everything in his power to help the nation's impoverished, disabled, and disenfranchised establish an equal footing in all aspects of life. His drive to attain equality for all American citizens, regardless of creed or race, has inspired activists the world over to adapt nonviolent forms of protest. Prior to the MLK monument dedication ceremony in 2011, King's son, Martin Luther King, III, wrote a piece that appeared in the Washington Post. His father, he wrote, would have fought just as hard for women's and gay rights as he did for people of color, because he believed everyone had the right to enjoy basic freedoms: “My father also supported human rights, freedom and self-determination for all people, including Latino agricultural workers, Native Americans, and the millions of impoverished white men and women who were treated as second-class citizens. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Finally, on May 10, the city of Birmingham agreed to lift its segregation laws and drop all charges against King and Abernathy. The June 23 Freedom Walk march on Detroit drew 125,000 people, and led up to Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech in Washington, D.C. just two months later. On August 28, King spoke before more than 250,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial. To this day, the I Have a Dream speech remains one of his most eloquent, impassioned and heartfelt speech. Nearly 50 years later, it remains one of the most well-known speeches in modern history, and rightfully takes its place as one of the greatest pieces of modern American oratory. His words stoked a fire in the hearts of Americans who sought equality; either for themselves or for their fellow citizens. Among the throngs of supporters were established white religious leaders, young white men and women who believed in racial equality, and thousands of black men and women, many of whom had traveled great distances to march on Washington. This reality was not lost on Dr. King, who said: "I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed." As Dr. King's influence among the movement grew, so did the uneasiness and anger among those resistant to change. In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb went off at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, killing four young girls. Instead of sending federal authorities to investigate the crime, the FBI inexplicably wire tapped Dr. King's home phone. The FBI believed King and his cohorts were communists, so instead of pursuing justice for the four victims, they treated King as an enemy of the state. It would be another 40 years before the culprits of the bombing were brought to justice... Buy the book to continue reading! Follow @hyperink on Twitter! Visit us at www.facebook.com/hyperink!

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Guided by Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people, this series of 64-page biographies focuses on the leaders, scientists, and icons who shaped our world. These people, many from very humble beginnings, changed how the world works. Each biography includes a glossary, timeline, and illustrations. An individual guide for each title provides reproducible activities to extend the text. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He studied to become a minister and inspired many people with his words. King's dedication to civil rights and his peaceful protests were the major force in the desegregation of the U.S. Find out how his peaceful means made such important changes in our society. See how he sacrificed everything in the name of equality

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King  Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

Peter Ling’s acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr provides a thorough re-examination of both the man and the Civil Rights Movement, showing how King grew into his leadership role and kept his faith as the challenges facing the movement strengthened after 1965. Ling combines a detailed narrative of Martin Luther King’s life with the key historiographical debates surrounding him and places both within the historical context of the Civil Rights Movement. This fully revised and updated second edition includes an extended look at Black Power and a detailed analysis of the memorialization of King since his death, including President Obama’s 50th anniversary address, and how conservative spokesmen have tried to appropriate King as an advocate of colour-blindness. Drawing on the wide-ranging and changing scholarship on the Civil Rights Movement, this volume condenses research previously scattered across a larger literature. Peter Ling's crisp and fluent style captures the drama, irony and pathos of King's life and provides an excellent introduction for students and others interested in King, the Civil Rights movement, and America in the 1960s.

Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King  Jr

Martin Luther King Jr

A biography of the well-known minister, civil rights leader, and Nobel Peace Prize winner who was assassinated in 1968.