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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During a public career spanning only twelve years, Martin Luther King, Jr., transformed the South - and the nation - and reinvigorated American democracy. From the pulpit and from jail, he inspired African Americans to rebel against white supremacy, nonviolently defying racism, bigotry, and brutality. He also sought a better way of life for all poor and powerless people, black and white alike. In this concise and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Fairclough
ISBN: 0820316903 9780820316901 0820316539 9780820316536
OCLC Number: 29876998
Description: 163 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The shaping of a mind --
The Montgomery Bus Boycott --
Prophet of nonviolence --
In search of a movement --
Confrontation: Albany and Birmingham --
March on Washington to Selma --
Descent into chaos --
The man and the legacy.
Responsibility: Adam Fairclough.

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Fairclough charts the major stages of King's philosophical and political growth, examining his opposition to the Vietnam War, his response to Black Power, and his growing concern for economic  Read more...

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"Intended for the student or general reader who wants a brief introduction to King's life, it is thoughtful, well-informed, and highly readable"--"Mississippi Quarterly" "A sound alternative . . . Read more...

 
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