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
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: 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!
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: Alveda King
Publisher: Charisma Media
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Unlock Your Spiritual Potential There is power inside of you, power to discover, heal, and accomplish so much more in your life. Alveda King, niece of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., shares twenty-one keys to help you unlock your spiritual potential. As your tour guide on this journey of discovery, she reveals how her famous family taught her that when you use your God-given gifts, you can impact the world. Sharing secrets to unlocking a divine family, divine salvation, divine forgiveness, and much more, King inspires you to unlock authority to use your spiritual gifts to their greatest potential. Learn how to live “in spirit and in truth” to discover what “to you it has been given” means for your life. King teaches how your worship can be expressed in your music, creative writing, scientific genius, medical breakthrough, business savvy, or countless other deeds and strengths. Bolstered with scriptures and personal experiences, King Truths is for those with a stirring in their souls to not only discover their purpose in life but also use their gifts for the glory of God.
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: 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: Dr. Alveda King
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-04-12
GENERAL READERSHIP Edited by Dr. Alveda King and Dr. La Verne Tolbert, Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders (Xlibris) includes chapters on abortion's impact in the black community, personhood, the genocidal roots of Planned Parenthood, personal stories from post-abortive women, family values, parenting and adoption, the new healthcare mandate, comprehensive sex education vs. abstinence, STDs, and more! This impressive volume concludes with a message for young Christians. PARENTS, TEACHERS, MINISTERS, YOUTH LEADERS Here's a new resource just for you! Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders (Xlibris) answers the tough questions kids ask about abortion, contraception, sexual activity, homosexuality, and more! Learn how to defend traditional values from a biblical perspective by reading this collection of essays and articles written by prolife leaders across the United States. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dr. La Verne Tolbert edited this volume. SEMINARIES, UNIVERSITIES Life At All Costs: An Anthology of Voices from 21st Century Black Prolife Leaders is an excellent new resource for churches, seminaries, and universities. Ethical, social, and moral issues are evaluated from a biblical perspective. Finally, here's a chance to "hear" the voices of leaders in the black prolife communityvoices that are often muted by the media. Life At All Costs is edited by Dr. Alveda King and Dr. La Verne Tolbert.
Author: Lewis V. Baldwin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2013-07-03
Clarence B. Jones, close King advisor and draft speechwriter, has done much to reinforce a conservative hijacking of King's image with the publication of his controversial books What Would Martin Say? (2008) and Behind the Dream (2011). King emerges from Jones's books not as a prophetic radical who attacked systemic racial injustice, economic exploitation, and wars of aggression, but as a fiercely conservative figure who would oppose affirmative action and illegal immigration. The Domestication of Martin Luther King Jr. offers a critique of Jones's work and the larger effort on the part of right-wing conservatives to make King a useful symbol, or the sacred aura, in a protracted campaign to promote their own agenda for America. This work establishes the need to rethink King's legacy of ideas and activism and its importance for our society and culture.