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

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University of California Press, 1992 - History - 710 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 The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multi-volume edition.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.
 

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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
1
November 1954
21
Chronology
39
Oct 1951
42
xvi
42
Editorial Principles and
49
May 1953
52
List of Abbreviations
55
Feb22 May 1953 An Exposition of the First Triad of Categories
196
Sept 1954
288
September 1955
339
172
420
October 1955
470
November 1955
549
From Duncan E MacDonald
558
From Walter R McCall
574

B O ST ON UNIVERSITY
59
Crozer Quarterly
92
Contemporary Continental Theology
110
Reinhold Niebuhr
139
Final Examination Answers Religious Teachings
167
February 1955
172
E King
173
To Howard Thurman
583
To Rev and Mrs J C Bonner
589
The Papers 57
595
Index
623
592
627
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Clayborne Carson is Director and Senior Editor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project and Professor of History at Stanford University. He is the author of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, which won the 1982 Frederick Jackson Turner Award. Ralph E. Luker is Associate Professor of History at Antioch College and the author of The Social Gospel in Black and White: American Racial Reform, 1855-1912. Penny A. Russell is completing her dissertation in the History Department at Stanford University. Peter Holloran is a Contributing Editor with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project.

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