The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780759520370
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446676500
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's extraordinary life.

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446676500
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's extraordinary life.

Bearing the Cross

Author: David J. Garrow
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504011525
Release Date: 2015-02-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King’s evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America’s civil rights movement. Based on extensive research and more than seven hundred interviews, with subjects including Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, and Coretta Scott King, Garrow paints a multidimensional portrait of a charismatic figure driven by his strong moral obligation to lead—and of the toll this calling took on his life. Bearing the Cross provides a penetrating account of King’s spiritual development and his crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, led to enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. This comprehensive yet intimate study reveals the deep sense of mission King felt to serve as an unrelenting crusader against prejudice, inequality, and violence, and his willingness to sacrifice his own life on behalf of his beliefs. Written more than twenty-five years ago, Bearing the Cross remains an unparalleled examination of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: John A. Kirk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317876496
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Genre: History

Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement. Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk argues that it is the interactionbetween national and local movement concerns that is essential to understanding King's leadership and black activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk examines King's strengths and his limitations, and weighs the role that king played in then movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organizations and leaders, and local civil rights activists. Suitable for undergraduate courses in 20th century US history.

My Life with Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Coretta Scott King
Publisher: Henry Holt Books For Young Readers
ISBN: UOM:39015029158097
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Political Science

An inside look at the life and work of the noted civil rights leader, from the viewpoint of his wife Coretta Scott King.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Marshall Frady
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143036483
Release Date: 2005-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., interweaves a history of the civil rights movement with King's rise to fame.

Daddy King

Author: Martin Luther King
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807097762
Release Date: 2017
Genre: African Americans

Originally published in 1980 by William Morrow.

Let the Trumpet Sound

Author: Stephen B. Oates
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061952180
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award, this brilliant examination of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped America's history.

Death of a King

Author: Tavis Smiley
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316332750
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: History

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.

Martin Luther King Jr The Last Interview

Author: Martin Luther King
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612196169
Release Date: 2017
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Martin Luther King, Jr. had great success in helping to end segregation and the disenfranchisement of African-Americans. His famous 'I Have A Dream' speech described a vision of racial equality in America that inspired millions. A true icon, whose insistence on equality and peace defined the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the course of American history, his words and interviews are collected here in a unique volume, highlighting the wisdom and teachings he shared with the world.

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.

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.

A Testament of Hope

Author: Martin Luther King
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060646918
Release Date: 1990-12-07
Genre: Religion

"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." These prohetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life. These words and other are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.

King

Author: Charles Richard Johnson
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: UOM:39015049540431
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A photographic survey of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life, public and private, ranges from King standing before his congregation to the bus boycott in Montgomery and his incarceration in a Birmingham jail to his assassination and its aftermath.