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Martin Luther King, the inconvenient hero

Author: Vincent Harding
Publisher: Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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In these eloquent essays, the noted scholar and activist Vincent Harding reflects on the forgotten legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the meaning of his life today. Many of these reflections are inspired by the ambiguous message surrounding the official celebration of King's birthday. Harding sees a tendency to freeze an image of King from the period of his early leadership of the Civil Rights movement, the  Read more...
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Harding, Vincent.
Martin Luther King, the inconvenient hero.
Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, 2008
(OCoLC)608483354
Online version:
Harding, Vincent.
Martin Luther King, the inconvenient hero.
Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, 2008
(OCoLC)608593104
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vincent Harding
ISBN: 9781570757365 1570757364
OCLC Number: 170922530
Description: xii, 164 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the Revised Edition: Beginning Again: The Second Coming of an Inconvenient Hero --
Introduction: Setting the Captive(s) Free --
1. The Inconvenient Hero: The Last Years of Martin Luther King, Jr. --
2. Getting Ready for the Hero --
3. Martin King, Burning Bushes, and Us: Revisiting the March on Washington --
4. Beyond Amnesia: Martin Luther King, Jr, and the Future of America --
5. The Land Beyond: Reflections on King's "Beyond Vietnam" Speech --
6. We Must Keep Going --
7. Blessed Astronaut of the Human Race --
8. Tell the Children --
9. Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq: A Conversation with History and King --
Epilogue: We've Got Work to Do.
Responsibility: Vincent Harding.
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