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

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Based on rich and largely untouched sources, Bearing the Cross is the first truly comprehensive biography of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movement that he led.

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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

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Peace Prize 19631964
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OpenHousing Protests 1966
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David J. Garrow is an American historian, born in Massachusetts in 1953. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and earned his Ph.D. from Duke University. He has taught at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the City University of New York, The Cooper Union, the College of William and Mary, American University, and Emory University. Currently, he is Professor of Law & History and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is the author of numerous essays, articles, and academic writings. His books include Liberty and Sexuality: The Right to Privacy and the Making of Roe v. Wade; Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Protest at Selma. His book, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and the seventh annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His latest book is Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama.

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