Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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Harper Collins, Jan 6, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 800 pages
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Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents, this is a towering portrait of a man's metamorphosis into a legend.

 

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"Early morning, April 4th, Shot rings out in the Memphis sky, Free at last! They took your life, They could not take your pride". I learned many things from this book. For example, that MLK was ... Read full review

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A thorough biography of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, there is nothing really new here. Garrow begins with the Montgomery Bus Boycottw hich fist pushes MLK into the national spotlight and follows him ... Read full review

Contents

The Montgomery Bus Boycott 19551956
11
The Birth of SCLC 19571959
83
SNCC the Kennedys and the Freedom Rides
127
Albany and Lessons for the Future 19611962
173
Birmingham and the March on Washington 1963
231
The Alabama Project St Augustine and the Nobel
287
Selma and the Voting Rights Act 1965
357
Chicago and the War on Slums 19651966
431
The Meredith March Black Power and the Chicago
475
Economic Justice and Vietnam 19661967
527
The Poor Peoples Campaign and Memphis 19671968
575
Bibliography
725
Index
773
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David J. Garrow is Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University School of Law. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the College of William and Mary. He served as a senior advisor for Eyes on the Prize, the award-winning PBS-TV documentary history of the American civil rights movement. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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