Author: Martin Luther King Sr.
Publisher: Beacon Press
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
From coming of age under poverty and the looming threat of racial violence to preaching from the Ebenezer pulpit for forty years, King, Sr., candidly reveals his life inside the civil rights movement, illustrating the profound influence he had on his son. Born in 1899 to a family of sharecroppers in Stockbridge, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Sr., came of age under the looming threat of violence at the hands of white landowners. Growing up, he witnessed his family being crushed by the weight of poverty and racism, and escaped to Atlanta to answer the calling to become a preacher. Before engaging in acts of political dissent or preaching at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he would remain for more than four decades, King, Sr., earned high school and college diplomas while working double shifts as a truck driver—and he won the heart of his future wife, Alberta “Bunch” Williams. King, Sr., recalls the struggles and joys of his journey: the pain of leaving his parents and seven siblings on the family farm; the triumph of winning voting rights for blacks in Atlanta; and the feelings of fatherly pride and anxiety as he watched his son put his life in danger at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Originally published in 1980, Daddy King is an unexpected and poignant memoir. “There are two men I am supposed to hate. One is a white man, the other is black, and both are serving time for having committed murder. James Earl Ray is a prisoner in Tennessee, charged with killing my son. Marcus Chenault was institutionalized as deranged after shooting my wife to death. I don’t hate either one. There is no time for that, and no reason, either. Nothing that a man does takes him lower than when he allows himself to fall so far as to hate anyone.” —The Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., in Daddy King
This memoir offers an intimate portrait of Martin Luther King and his family, describing a time of hope and struggle that must not be forgotten. Through a young man's memories of 'Daddy' King, this book provides an inspiring model of what it means to be alive and human.
A fascinating account of his life and times, this book rewrites the history of the first family of the civil rights movement, with Martin Luther “Daddy King” as the lead personality, and King's influence on the American political scene for over 30 years. It sheds new light on many movers and shakers in the movement and United States government. It spans 18 years, highlighting the relationship with “Daddy” King and his family.
Author: Catherine Hakim
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Release Date: 2011-09-12
Genre: Social Science
David Beckham hat es, Anne Will auch – und Carla Bruni erst recht: Die Rede ist von erotischem Kapital. Die Soziologin Catherine Hakim zeigt einen überraschenden Weg an die Spitze der Gesellschaft und bricht dabei so manches Tabu: Nicht nur Intelligenz bringt uns weiter – wir müssen neu lernen, Sex-Appeal und Schönheit für uns zu nutzen. Feministische Scheuklappen haben Frauen jahrzehntelang nicht weitergebracht, im Gegenteil: Wer hierzulande zu gut aussieht, dem wird von vornherein der IQ gekürzt. Bewusst eingesetzte Attraktivität gilt als anstößig, dabei spielt das gewisse Etwas für den sozialen Aufstieg eine ebenso große Rolle wie die Ausbildung. Und das Beste ist: Jeder kann es entwickeln und erlernen!
Author: Donna C. Worthy
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release Date: 2014-07-22
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
“Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a Princess Sarah, a Princess Hannah, a Princess Rebekah, a Queen Mommy, and a Big King Daddy. They all lived in the Land of Worthy where everyone was happy, until one day…” Big King Daddy is a provider, protector, spiritual leader, and a man of God who leads his family and kingdom with strength and compassion. The enemy wages war against them, and his daughters are adventurous, but with Big King Daddy’s love for his God and his family they always prevail.
Sheikh surgeon, royal bride As a powerful ruler, Sheikh Yusef Akkedi is certain his kingdom will benefit from Dr. Gemma Murray's renowned approach to medicine. As a single father, he's amazed by the immediate connection between Gemma and his tiny daughter. And as a red-blooded man, he can't resist her deliciously tempting beauty. Gemma can't deny that she's fallen head over heels for the desert king and his little girl. But Yusef isn't offering marriage, and Gemma has no desire to simply be his royal bedmate. Can this guarded sheikh ever open his heart enough to ask the one question Gemma most wants to hear?
Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Social Science
On August 28, 1963 hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flocked to the nation's capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. It was Clayborne Carson's first demonstration. A nineteen year old black student from a working-class family in New Mexico, Carson hitched a ride to Washington. Unsure how he would return home, he was nonetheless certain that he wanted to connect with the youthful protesters and community organizers who spearheaded the freedom struggle. Decades later, Coretta Scott King selected Dr. Carson—then a history professor at Stanford University-- to edit the papers of her late husband. In this candid and engrossing memoir, he traces his evolution from political activist to activist scholar. He vividly recalls his involvement in the movement's heyday and in the subsequent turbulent period when King's visionary Dream became real for some and remained unfulfilled for others. He recounts his conversations with key African Americans of the past half century, including Black Power firebrand Stokely Carmichael and dedicated organizers such as Ella Baker and Bob Moses. His description of his long-term relationship with Coretta Scott King sheds new light on her crucial role in preserving and protecting her late husband's legacy. Written from the unique perspective of a renowned scholar, this highly readable account gives readers valuable new insights about the global significance of King's inspiring ideas and his still unfolding legacy
Author: Alveda King
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2014-06-17
In King Rules, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shares that message in a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths, and foundational principles. Dr. Alveda King’s words are lovingly crafted yet refreshingly blunt at a time when bluntness is needed to counter the forces of moral drift and empty relativism. Beginning with a vulnerable admission of her own wounds and wanderings, Alveda unfolds eleven core values that have guided her family through generations of triumph and tragedy—and have played a pivotal role in fostering revolutionary change in society. Out of a heart of compassion, she dispenses wise meditations on bedrock subjects including faith and family, peace and justice, education and civic life. With thoughtful conviction she also boldly tackles topics considered divisive in our postmodern world, from abortion and sexuality to gun control and marriage laws. The King Rules is a page-turning narrative that blends eyewitness history with grandmotherly wisdom. And as J. C. Watts writes in the Foreword, the book is “more than Alveda’s story, it’s an account of the beliefs that redirected the course of a nation, that left us a legacy, and that hopefully will guide us again.”
Author: Wally G. Vaughn
Publisher: The Majority Press
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pastored the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama from 1954 to 1960. Within months of his arrival there, Rosa Parks, a young seamstress, refused to yield her seat to a white man on a segregated Montgomery bus. Her arrest sparked the formation of the Montgomery Improvement Association and the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-1956. The young Rev. King was elected leader of this epic struggle which ushered in the nonviolent direct action phase of the Civil Rights movement.This unique book records the testimonies of Rev. King's congregation. They present a view of Brother Pastor Dr. King as we have never seen him before, as he rapidly rose to international prominence as one of the greatest leaders of the modern era.
Author: Mr. Michael
Release Date: 2013-03
Genre: Social Science
In the beginning, when God created the black man, He gave all his wisdom to his first creations without boundaries and fears. Unfortunately, for far too long, black men have been portrayed negatively in our society and by the daily rhetoric that surrounds us. In their comprehensive study compiled with facts, stories, and historical experiences, husband and wife team Mr. Michael and Ms. C illustrate to all black men that they should no longer feel degraded, but instead be bursting with pride about their heritage. Beginning with essays on life in Africa and the movement of the black man to the United States, Mr. Michael and Ms. C transition into issues concerning the contemporary African American community, providing a glimpse into the truth they hope will help black men gain a clearer vision of their race, others, and our planet. By encouraging black men to face racial hatred and demand respect, Mr. Michael and Ms. C lay a foundation intended to help all black men find the purpose of their existence. Also included are biographies of famous black men who overcame obstacles and changed the world. "Why I Am So Proud to Be a Black Man" shares the knowledge that can open the eyes, minds, and hearts of the African American community, enabling all to embrace God's first, primal purpose.
Author: Mary Monroe
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: 2009-07-01
New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe's heart-stopping tale about a woman who's suffered too much to give up on herself, even if everyone else has. . . Growing up, Annette Goode thought all men were as low-down as the father who abandoned her, including the boarder who abused her for years and the men she slept with to earn the money she needed to run away from her life. Now, after decades of heartache and severing ties with her dangerously unstable friend Rhoda, Annette's real life has started to take shape. . . But her dark past won't let her go. When an old secret scares away her fiancé, Annette settles with Pee Wee Davis, her on-again, off-again sweetheart since childhood. Then her ex-friend Rhoda suddenly walks back into her life, forcing Annette to decide what she should believe--and what she can forgive--as she tries to salvage the one relationship she just can't seem to let go. . . Praise for Mary Monroe "Reminiscent of Zora Neale Hurston." --Publishers Weekly "Watch out Toni Morrison, there is a new sister in town." --Rapport
Author: Marti King Sr
Publisher: Hill Street Press
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
'Daddy King' provides insights into the life of an amazing man who provided the foundation for his son to build upon in moving the Civil Rights Movement to the forefront of worldwide attention and necessary social change.