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.

Meet Martin Luther King Jr

Author: James T. de Kay
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307772176
Release Date: 2010-12-22
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House Step Up(TM) Biography of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional dynamic photos. Reading level: 2.2. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: David Colbert
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416998921
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, including His faith in peace leads to a surprising protest. Police injustice shocks the nation awake. A personal sacrifice challenges prejudice and racism. A fearless march demands rights for all Americans. And an immortal speech inspires the world. These days and five others shook King's world - and yours.

I May Not Get There with You

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684867762
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Arguing that Martin Luther King, Jr., should stand beside the Founding Fathers in terms of his significance to American history, the author serves up a compelling portrait of a personally flawed but nevertheless great leader.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Marshall Frady
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221396
Release Date: 2005-12-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.

The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Robert E. Birt
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739165546
Release Date: 2012-09-15
Genre: Philosophy

The Liberatory Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a philosophical anthology which explores Dr. King’s legacy as a philosopher and his contemporary relevance as a thinker-activist. It consists of sixteen chapters organized into four sections: Part I, King within Philosophical Traditions, Part II, King as Engaged Social and Political Philosopher, Part III, King’s Ethics of Nonviolence, and Part IV, Hope Resurgent or Dream Deferred: Perplexities of King’s Philosophical Optimism. Most chapters are written by philosophers, but two are by philosophically informed social scientists. The contributors examine King’s relationships to canonical Western philosophical traditions, and to African-American thought. King’s contribution to traditional branches of philosophy such as ethics, social philosophy and philosophy of religion is explored, as well as his relevance to contemporary movements for social justice. As is evident from the title, the book considers the importance of King’s thought as liberatory discourse. Some chapters focus on “topical” issues like the relevance of King’s moral critique of the Vietnam War to our present involvement in Middle Eastern wars. Others focus on more densely theoretical issues such as Personalism, existential philosophy or Hegelian dialectics in King’s thought. The significance of King’s reflections on racism, economic justice, democracy and the quest for community are abiding themes. But the volume closes, quite fittingly, on the importance of the theme of hope. The text is a kind of philosophical dialogue on the enduring value of the legacy of the philosopher, King.

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.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: John A. Kirk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317876502
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.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Dharathula H. Millender
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481424158
Release Date: 2014-12-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography that relates the early life and later accomplishments of the boy who became a great leader of his people examines Dr. King's early years as well as his philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience that helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights. Simultaneous.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Jennifer Fandel
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736896619
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights activist who brought about change through peaceful methods such as boycotts, marches, and speeches.

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.