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The domestication of Martin Luther King Jr. : Clarence B. Jones, right-wing conservatism, and the manipulation of the King legacy

Author: Lewis V Baldwin; Rufus Burrow; Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Essays challenge and contradict the revisionist use of King for conservative and right-wing purposes.
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Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis V Baldwin; Rufus Burrow; Adam Fairclough
ISBN: 9781610979542 1610979540
OCLC Number: 853497637
Description: xxxii, 267 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Distorted characterizations : images of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the conservative mind / Lewis V. Baldwin --
Who is Clarence B. Jones's Martin Luther King Jr. : an audacious prophet or right-wing conservative? / Lewis V. Baldwin --
Leading in challenging times: Martin Luther King Jr., Ruby Hurley, and the meaning of Black leadership / Rosetta E. Ross and Shirley T. Geiger --
Looking for Martin : Black leadership in an era of contested postracism and postblackness / Water E. Fluker --
Drum major for justice or dilettante of dishonesty : Martin Luther King Jr., moral capital, and hypocrisy of embodied messianic myths / Cheryl Kirk-Duggan --
Ruminating about Martin Luther King Jr. and sex / Rufus Burrow Jr. --
Gay rights and the misuse of Martin / Traci C. West --
What's race got to do with it? : Anti-Semitism, affirmative action, and illegal information / Lewis V. Baldwin --
Nonviolence and a moral universe : what Martin might say about war and terrorism / Rufus Burrow Jr. --
What Martin might say about intracommunity violence and homicide among young African American males : an extreme emergency / Rufus Burrow Jr. --
Transforming death : life's ultimate tragedy and hope for the dawn / Michael G. Long --
A prophet with honor? : The Martin Luther King J. Holiday and the making of a national icon / George R. Seay Jr.
Responsibility: edited by Lewis V. Baldwin and Rufus Burrow Jr. ; foreword by Adam Fairclough.

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Essays challenge and contradict the revisionist use of King for conservative and right-wing purposes.

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