The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Rediscovering Precious Values July 1951-November 1955

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University of California Press, 1995 - History - 645 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 The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multi-volume edition.
Volume Two begins with King's doctoral work at Boston University and ends with his first year as pastor of the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes papers from his graduate courses and a fully annotated text of his dissertation. There is correspondence with people King knew in his years prior to graduate school and a transcription of the first known recording of a King sermon. We learn, too, that Boston was where King met his future wife, Coretta Scott.
Accepting the call to serve Dexter, the young King followed the church's tradition of socially active pastors by becoming involved in voter registration and other social justice issues. In Montgomery he completed his doctoral work, and he and Coretta Scott began their marriage.
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. represents a testament to a man whose life and teaching have had 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. 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 The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multi-volume edition.
Volume Two begins with King's doctoral work at Boston University and ends with his first year as pastor of the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes papers from his graduate courses and a fully annotated text of his dissertation. There is correspondence with people King knew in his years prior to graduate school and a transcription of the first known recording of a King sermon. We learn, too, that Boston was where King met his future wife, Coretta Scott.
Accepting the call to serve Dexter, the young King followed the church's tradition of socially active pastors by becoming involved in voter registration and other social justice issues. In Montgomery he completed his doctoral work, and he and Coretta Scott began their marriage.
The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. represents a testament to a man whose life and teaching have had 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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This second of a projected 14 volumes of Martin Luther King's collected works covers the period from his postgraduate education at Boston University's School of Theology through the end of his first ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
1
4
4
Dec 1955 MIA Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church 71
16
24
24
29
29
Chronology
35
11
41
Apr 1956
44
Mar 1956 To W E B Du Bois
180
Octi
183
Mar 1956 Judgment and Sentence of the Court
197
Mar 1956 From Samuel DuBois Cook
203
Mar 1956 Quotable Quotes from Rev King
209
June 1956
216
Apr 1956 From Charles C Diggs Jr
218
Apr 1956 To William Peters
224

27
49
25
51
Editorial Principles
55
List of Abbreviations
61
Dec 1955 Statement of Negro Citizens on Bus Situation 81
86
June 1956
86
Dec 1955 From H Edward Whitaker 83
86
Dec 1955 To the Montgomery Public
89
facsimile
96
Jan 1956 From Martin Luther King Sr
105
Jan 1956 To H Edward Whitaker
113
To Fred Drake
127
From Ralph J Bunche
134
Mar 1956 From Lillian Eugenia Smith
168
Mar 1956 From Howard Thurman
174
10
176
Our Struggle
236
Dec 1956
239
3july 1956
283
Aug 1956
289
The Montgomery Story Address Delivered at the Forty
299
The Birth of a New Age Address Delivered on 11 August
339
and Glenn E Smiley
388
To Samuel S Thomas
397
Harold DeWolf
403
Dec 1956 Integrated Bus Suggestions
481
Dec 1956 To Wyatt Tee Walker
487
Dec 1956 New Fields Await Negroes King Tells Mass
494
Calendar of Documents
499
Index
547
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