MLK An American Legacy

Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional ...

MLK  An American Legacy

MLK An American Legacy

Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional and fascinating portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., and his mission to upend deeply entrenched prejudices in society, and enact legal change that would achieve equality for African Americans one hundred years after their emancipation from slavery. Bearing the Cross traces King’s evolution from the young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott in Montgomery to the inspirational leader of America’s civil rights movement, focusing on King’s crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Garrow captures King’s charisma, his moral obligation to lead a nonviolent crusade against racism and inequality—and the toll this calling took on his life. Garrow delves deeper into one of the civil rights movement’s most decisive moments in Protest at Selma. These demonstrations led to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 that, along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, remains a key aspect of King’s legacy. Garrow analyzes King’s political strategy and understanding of how media coverage—especially reports of white violence against peaceful African American protestors—elicited sympathy for the cause. King’s fierce determination to overturn the status quo of racial relations antagonized FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. follows Hoover’s personal obsession to destroy the civil rights leader. In an unprecedented abuse of governmental power, Hoover led one of the most invasive surveillance operations in American history, desperately trying to mar King’s image. As a collection, these utterly engrossing books are a key to understanding King’s inner life, his public persona, and his legacy, and are a testament to his impact in forcing America to confront intolerance and bigotry at a critical time in the nation’s history.

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MLK: An American Legacy
Language: en
Pages: 1628
Authors: David J. Garrow
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-28 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Three meticulously researched works—including Pulitzer Prize winner Bearing the Cross—spanning the life of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional and fascinating portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., and his mission to upend deeply entrenched prejudices in society,
The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Rufus Burrow, Jr., Barbara A. Holmes, Susan Holmes Winfield
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

This volume explores the development of Martin Luther King, Jr's understanding of the relationship between religion, morality, law and politics. This work is part of a broader effort by scholars in various fields to examine unexplored areas in the life, thought and activism of Martin Luther King, Jr. This study
A Lasting Prophetic Legacy
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Thomas Mulhall
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-20 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely viewed as an American civil rights leader who applied principled and situational nonviolence in efforts to eradicate racism, poverty, and violence in the United States in the 1950s and 60s. It is too often forgotten that he was also a self-proclaimed "world citizen" with
Martin Luther King, Jr
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: Adam Fairclough
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-01-01 - Publisher: University of Georgia Press

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
Misremembering Dr. King
Language: en
Pages: 110
Authors: Jennifer J. Yanco
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-27 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism—what he called the "giant triplets." Jennifer J. Yanco takes steps to redress this imbalance. "My objective is to highlight

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