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

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 s Big Words

Author: Doreen Rappaport
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 1613833873
Release Date: 2007-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America--and the world--forever.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Roger Bruns
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313336865
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.


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

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Author: Reagan Miller
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 0778742903
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it's observed.

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.

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.

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

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Peter J. Ling
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317552215
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.