The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr: Birth of a New Age, December 1955-December 1956

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University of California Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 566 pages
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas--his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, his insistence on the power of nonviolence to bring about a major transformation of American society--are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, is now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged multi-volume edition. Volume III chronicles the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956 and Dr. King's emergence as a public figure who attracted international attention. Included is the galvanizing speech he gave on the first day of the bus boycott, transcribed from a fragile tape recording and published here in its entirety for the first time. Also included are his remarks to an angry crowd after the bombing of his home and his powerful speech at the 1956 NAACP convention. King's words from this period reveal the evolution of his distinctive blend of Christian and Gandhian ideas and show his appreciation of the broader significance of the Montgomery movement, a protest that revealed the "longing for human dignity that motivates oppressed people all over the world." The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. is a testament to a man whose life and teaching continue to have a profound influence not only on Americans, but on people of all nations.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project at Stanford University was established by The Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., in 1984.
 

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THE PAPERS OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: Vol. II: Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951-November 1955

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Contents

Introduction l
8
Chronology
35
Editorial Principles
55
List of Abbreviations
61
Dec 1955 MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church
71
Dec 1955 To the National City Lines Inc
80
Dec 1955 To M C Ballenger
87
Dec 1955 To Archibald James Carey Jr
93
May 1956 From William Robert Miller
262
May 1956 To James E Huger
269
May 1956 Martin Luther King Sr to Dexter Avenue Baptist
275
To Ross Allen Weston
290
June 1956 From George Lawrence
296
July 1956 NonAggression Procedures to Interracial Harmony
321
July 1956 From Septima Poinsette Clark
328
Aug 1956
337

Jan 1956 From Martin Luther King Sr
105
Jan 1956 To H Edward Whitaker
113
Feb 1956 Interview by Donald T Ferron
123
Feb 1956 From Marcus Garvey Wood
129
Feb 1956 Negroes Pledge to Keep Boycott by Wayne Phillips
135
Feb 1956 From Wade H McKinney
141
Feb 1956 From William Jones
147
Mar 1956 From S Paul Schilling
153
Mar 1956 From Earline Browning
160
Mar 1956 From Lillian Eugenia Smith
168
Mar 1956 From Howard Thurman
174
Mar 1956 To W E B Du Bois
180
Mar 1956 Judgment and Sentence of the Court
197
Mar 1956 From Samuel DuBois Cook
203
Mar 1956 Quotable Quotes from Rev King
209
Apr 1956 Address to MIA Mass Meeting at Day Street Baptist
217
Apr 1956 From Charles C Diggs Jr
218
Apr 1956 To William Peters
224
Apr 1956 From J Martin England
232
May 1956 To Harris Wofford
254
The Birth of a New Age Address Delivered on 1 1 August
339
Aug 1956 From Ernest Morgan
347
Oct 1956
353
and Glenn E Smiley
388
To Samuel S Thomas
397
Harold DeWolf
403
Oct 1956 From Walter R McCall
406
Oct 1956 To Alfred Daniel King
413
Nov 1956 Address to MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist
424
Nov 1956 From Benjamin Elijah Mays
433
Nov 1956 From William Lusk Marjorie Gettleman Naomi Friedman
439
Change
451
Dec 1956 To Charles Walker
463
Dec 1956 From Joel Lawrence King
469
Dec 1956 Statement on Ending the Bus Boycott
485
Dec 1956 From Bayard Rustin
491
Calendar of Documents
499
Index
547
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About the author (1997)

Clayborne Carson is Director and Senior Editor of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project and Professor of History at Stanford University. He is author of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, which won the 1982 Frederick Jackson Turner Award. Susan A. Carson, Managing Editor, joined the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project in 1987 as librarian and archivist. Peter Holloran is a Contributing Editor with the Papers Project. Dana L. Powell earned her B.A. in History from Howard University and is currently working as a community organizer in Washington, D.C. Stewart Burns, a Stanford historian and resident fellow, is author of Social Movements of the 1960s and coauthor of A People's Charter: The Pursuit of Rights in America.