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Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader

Author: Troy Jackson
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2008.
Series: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
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Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of the civil rights revolution that reshaped the social and political landscape of the United States. Although many biographers and historians have examined Dr. King's activism, few have recognized the pivotal role that the people of Montgomery, Alabama, played in preparing him for leadership. King arrived in Montgomery as a virtually unknown doctoral student,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jackson, Troy, 1968-
Becoming King.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008
(DLC) 2008025041
(OCoLC)213840196
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Troy Jackson
ISBN: 9780813173177 0813173175 9780813138671 0813138671
OCLC Number: 407710666
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 248 p.)
Contents: "The stirring of the water" --
"The gospel I will preach" --
"Making a contribution" --
"They are willing to walk" --
"Living under the tension" --
"Bigger than Montgomery."
Series Title: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Troy Jackson ; introduction by Clayborne Carson.

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Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of the civil rights revolution that reshaped the social and political landscape of the United States. Although many biographers and historians have examined Dr. King's activism, few have recognized the pivotal role that the people of Montgomery, Alabama, played in preparing him for leadership. King arrived in Montgomery as a virtually unknown doctoral student, but his activities there-from organizing the Montgomery bus boycott to building relationships with local activists such as Rufus Lewis, E. D. Nixon, and Virginia Durr-established h

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