1956

Author: Simon Hall
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608109498
Release Date: 2016-02-20
Genre: History

1956 war eines der außergewöhnlichsten Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts: Rund um den Globus erhoben die Menschen ihre Stimmen, um »Freiheit« zu fordern. Simon Hall schildert die turbulenten Ereignisse dieses Jahres und entfaltet zugleich das große Panorama einer Zeitenwende. Wie 1789 und 1848 war das Jahr 1956 ein Jahr revolutionärer Umbrüche, das die Welt von Grund auf veränderte. Wichtige Ereignisse waren beispielsweise: -In Montgomery (Alabama) erzwingen schwarze Amerikaner unter Martin Luther King die Aufhebung der Rassentrennung. -20. Parteitag der KPdSU: Geheimrede Chruschtschows, die mit ihrer Kritik an Stalin die Einheit des Ostblocks gefährdete. -Suez-Krise: britisch-französisch-israelischer Angriff auf Ägypten -Tunesien und Marokko werden in die Unabhängigkeit entlassen -Kampf gegen die Apartheid in Südafrika: Die Freiheits-Charta für ein nichtrassistisches demokratisches Südafrika wird verabschiedet. -Die Jugend rebelliert gegen überkommene Werte, neue Formen der Jugendkultur entstehen; Rock'n'Roll spaltet die Generationen. -Freiheitsbewegungen im Ostblock: der polnische »Frühling im Oktober« (Generalstreik in Posen) -Ungarnaufstand (23. Oktober Beginn der revolutionären Unruhen in Ungarn, 4./11. November: Niederschlagung durch Sowjettruppen) -Landung der Rebellen unter Fidel Castro und Che Guevara auf Kuba

Coretta My Life My Love My Legacy

Author: Coretta Scott King
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473671010
Release Date: 2018-03-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'Coretta is more relevant today than ever . . . a female who takes responsibility for creating something better in the time she has and the space she has to occupy: that is true greatness. And Coretta did that.' Maya Angelou Born in 1927 in the Deep South, Coretta Scott always felt called to a special purpose. After an awakening to political and social activism at college, Coretta went on to study at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she met Martin Luther King Jr. - the man who would one day become her husband. The union thrust Coretta into a maelstrom of history, throughout which her tireless fight for political and social justice established her as a champion of American civil rights. Now, fifty years after her husband's death, the story of Coretta's life is told in full for the first time: a love story, a family saga, a record of the legacy left by this extraordinary woman. 'Presents the reader with a different way of looking at the world' New York Times

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Ann S. Manheimer
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1575056275
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his accomplishments in the civil rights movement and his impact on American history.

Chasing King s Killer The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr s Assassin

Author: James L. Swanson
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545723343
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bestselling author, James L. Swanson.

Through It All

Author: Christine King Farris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416548812
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The older sister of Martin Luther King, Jr., provides a portrait of her family and childhood and the values, abiding faith, and community involvement that shaped her and her brother's lives and led to a stand against racial prejudice and injustice.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Peter John Ling
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415216648
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This new biography of the most celebrated African American in history 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 when the movement weakened after 1965. Drawing on recent scholarship on the Civil Rights Movement, this volume condenses research previously only available in 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 both students and general readers. Did Martin Luther King Jr. deserve the praise heaped upon him or was he a media creation, carried along by forces beyond his control? Thanks to Peter Ling's book, students, scholars and researchers will now be able to judge for themselves.

Martin s Dream

Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781137087133
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

The Makers Of the 20th Century Martin Luther King

Author: Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349140131
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Part of a series of biographies of statesmen and women who have shaped the modern world, this book concerns Martin Luther King, who from both the pulpit and from jail, inspired black Americans to defy white supremacy and in so doing, re-invigorated American democracy.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780759520370
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

BlackLivesMatter

Author: Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462318180
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Wie viel ein schwarzes Leben zählt. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, die Mitbegründerin der neuen Bürgerrechtsbewegung #BlackLivesMatter, erzählt in diesem Buch vom Aufwachsen in einem Land, das von Armut, Ungleichheit und rassistischer Polizeigewalt geprägt ist. Sie schildert, wie sie Menschen begegnet, die entschlossen sind, Amerika zu verändern. Gemeinsam mit ihnen fordert sie eine neue Antwort auf eine alte Frage: Wie viel zählt ein schwarzes Leben? Als im Sommer 2013 der Nachbarschaftswachmann George Zimmerman, der den 17-jährigen schwarzen Schüler Trayvon Martin erschossen hat, freigesprochen wird, entsteht in den USA eine neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung unter dem Hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. In diesem Buch erzählt die Mitbegründerin ihre Geschichte. Patrisse Khan-Cullors wird in einem der ärmsten Viertel von Los Angeles geboren. Schon als kleines Mädchen erlebt sie den grundlegenden Unterschied, den ihre Hautfarbe bedeutet: in der Schule, in Freundschaften, in der Nachbarschaft. Der Zusammenhalt in ihrer Familie wird immer wieder auf die Probe gestellt – ihre Eltern, Verwandten und Geschwister kämpfen verzweifelt gegen die Folgen von Polizeigewalt, Ausbeutung in McJobs, Drogensucht, Rassismus und staatlicher Willkür. Auf dem Weg in ein selbstbestimmtes und freies Leben helfen ihr Kunst, Bildung und große Offenheit für andere Menschen. Ein Netzwerk entsteht, dessen Engagement über den Kampf gegen Rassismus hinausgeht. In eindringlicher Sprache erzählt Patrisse Khan-Cullors aus dem Alltag eines unbekannten Amerikas. Ihre zutiefst bewegende Geschichte hat eine einfache Botschaft: #BlackLivesMatter.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Tonya Leslie
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN: 0531147126
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"People of character explores important character traits through the lives of famous historical figures. Martin Luther King, Jr. highlights how this great individual demonstrated fairness during his life. Intended for grades three through six"--Provided by publisher.

The Words of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Martin Luther King, III
Publisher: Newmarket Press
ISBN: 1557048150
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Gathers selections from King's writings, speeches, and sermons about racism, civil rights, justice, freedom, faith, nonviolence, and peace.

The Papers of Martin Luther King Jr Volume I

Author: Martin Luther King
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520079507
Release Date: 1992-01-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The first volume of a chronologically arranged collection of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings contains an introductory, biographical essay as well as annotated letters and documents that depict the origins of the leader's social consciousness.