The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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.


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User Review  - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing

This is an amazing autobiography. Dr. King never actually authored an official autobiography in his lifetime. This book was an effort resulting from the King Paper Project. Mrs. Coretta Scott King ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mrs.Ski - LibraryThing

Awesome and phenomenal. I wanted to know more about Martin Luther King, Jr., having only learned a cursory amount in elementary, and this book was the perfect introduction. The book is a collection of ... Read full review

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Editors Preface
Early Years
Morehouse College
Crozer Seminary
Boston University
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Montgomery Movement Begins
Letterfrom Birmingham Jail
Freedom Now
March on Washington
Death of Illusions
St Augustine
The Mississippi Challenge
The Nobel Peace Prize
Malcolm X

The Violence of Desperate
Desegregation at Last
The Expanding Struggle
Birth ofa New Nation 12 Brush with Death
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
The SitIn Movement
Atlanta Arrest and Presidential Politics
The Albany Movement
The Birmingham Campaign
Chicago Campaign
Black Power
Beyond Vietnam
The Poor Peoples Campaign
Unfulfilled Dreams
Editors Acknowledgments

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About the author (2001)

Clayborne Carson lives in Palo Alto, California.