Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876490

Category: History

Page: 248

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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.
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Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876490

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 3455

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.
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Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317607325

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 9739

Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition. This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top down; national federal policy-oriented approach to the movement with the bottom up, local grassroots activism approach to demonstrate how these different levels of activism intersect and interact with each other.
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The Battle for Peace, Freedom, Equality, and Human Rights

Author: Warren I. Cohen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742567030

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 7400

This compelling book tells the inspirational stories of men and women who fought for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights throughout the twentieth century. These courageous individuals include leading figures such as Mahatma Gandhi, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Václav Havel, and Mikhail Gorbachev, as well as Nobel Prize winners Aung San Suu Kyi, Andrei Sakharov, and Muhammad Yunus. Readers will be reminded why Pope John XXIII, long overshadowed by the charismatic John Paul II, was the greatest pope of contemporary times. A new generation will learn that Margaret Sanger was responsible for the single most important advance toward the liberation of women worldwide. They will also come to know some of the valiant women who fought at great personal risk for equal rights in Muslim communities. Cohen highlights the vital roles of Bram Fischer, Helen Suzman, and Donald Woods in fighting apartheid in South Africa and of Jack Greenberg in the struggle against Jim Crow in America. He traces Liu Binyan's efforts to win freedom of the press and to end the abuse of power by the Chinese Communist Party. Finally, he recounts the remarkable stories of some of the thousands of men and women of many nationalities and walks of life who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Together, these biographies paint an unforgettable portrait of the famous and unsung people who stepped forward with the moral vision to intervene, often at great personal cost, to alleviate human misery.
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Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 0525428526

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 40

View: 6663

"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--
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Author: Adam Fairclough

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820316539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

View: 2471

Chronicles the life and work of the civil rights leader, discussing his philosophies and politics, his response to Black power, and his concern for the poor, both Black and white
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Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876504

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 8483

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.
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The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Mervyn A. Warren

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830826582

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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Discusses Martin Luther King Jr.'s preaching style and power, examining his themes, language, and audience, and his sermons' content, design, preparation, and delivery. Also presents full texts of four sermons.
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Author: Emma Lynch,Sean Victory,Jeff Edwards

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403463517

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6245

Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? Why is he famous? How do we know about him? This series introduces you to the lives of famous men and women. Each illustrated life story is told by primary source material, encouraging you to discover how we find out about important people in history. Each book contains: an interesting story and a look at the evidence, written and pictorial primary source material, a glossary, pronunciation guide, and index.
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Author: James T. de Kay

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307772179

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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.
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The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Lewis V. Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195380312

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 7896

Before he was a civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a man of the church. His father was a pastor, and much of young Martin's time was spent in Baptist churches. He went on to seminary and received a Ph.D. in theology. In 1953, he took over leadership of Dexter AvenueBaptist Church in Atlanta. The church was his home. But, as he began working for civil rights, King became a fierce critic of the churches, both black and white. He railed against white Christian leaders who urged him to be patient in the struggle - or even opposed civil rights altogether. And,while the black church was the platform from which King launched the struggle for civil rights, he was deeply ambivalent toward the church as an institution, and saw it as in constant need of reform. In this book, Lewis Baldwin explores King's complex relationship with the Christian church, from hisdays growing up at Ebenezer Baptist, to his work as a pastor, to his battles with American churches over civil rights, to his vision for the global church. King, Baldwin argues, had a robust and multifaceted view of the nature and purpose of the church that serves as a model for the church in the21st century.
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The Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Charles Richard Johnson,Bob Adelman

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age

Author: Patrick Parr,David Garrow

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0915864223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Martin Luther King Jr. was a cautious 19-year-old rookie preacher when he left Atlanta, Georgia, to attend seminary up north. At Crozer Theological Seminary, King, or "ML" back then, immediately found himself surrounded by a white staff and white professors. Even his dorm room had once been used by wounded Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Young ML was a prankster and a late-night, chain-smoking pool player who fell in love with a white woman while facing discrimination from students and the locals in the surrounding town of Chester, Pennsylvania. In class, ML performed well, though he developed a habit of plagiarizing that continued throughout his academic career. In his three years at Crozer between 1948 and 1951, King delivered dozens of sermons around the Philadelphia area, had a gun pointed at him (twice) and eventually became student body president. These experiences shaped him into a man ready to take on even greater challenges. The Seminarian is the first definitive, full-length account of King's years as a divinity student at Crozer Theological Seminary. Long passed over by biographers and historians, this period in King's life is vital to understanding the historical figure he soon became.
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Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807034525

Category: History

Page: 320

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A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X “The radical King was a democratic socialist who sided with poor and working people in the class struggle taking place in capitalist societies. . . . The response of the radical King to our catastrophic moment can be put in one word: revolution—a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life, and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living that promotes a transfer of power from oligarchs and plutocrats to everyday people and ordinary citizens. . . . Could it be that we know so little of the radical King because such courage defies our market-driven world?” —Cornel West, from the Introduction Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, “Although much of America did not know the radical King—and too few know today—the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' . . . This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize.” From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Grace Norwich

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545473470

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I am only 34 when I give the "I Have a Dream" speech. I am Martin Luther King Jr. Learn all about this heroic man, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the continuation of Scholastic's latest biography series: I AM. This book will feature illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know about Martin Luther King Jr.
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Author: Faith Ringgold

Publisher: Dragonfly Books

ISBN: 9780517885772

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Now in Dragonfly--from the acclaimed creator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach comes a personal and captivating portrait of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612196160

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 115

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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.
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Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws that Changed America

Author: Nick Kotz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618641833

Category: History

Page: 522

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The first comprehensive account of the relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King uses FBI wiretaps, Johnson's taped telephone conversations, and previously undisclosed communications between the two to paint a fascinating portrait of this important relationship. Reprint.
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Author: Jean Marzollo

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606347747

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This sensitively written picture book provides an introduction to the life ofDr. King, beginning with his birth and childhood through to his tragic death.In this simple biography, Marzollo explains the importance of Dr. King's workand his beliefs. Full color.
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Silver Press

ISBN: 9780382394768

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the life of the civil rights worker who is honored on Martin Luther King Day.
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