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We shall overcome : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black freedom struggle

Author: Peter J Albert; Ronald Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press editionView all editions and formats
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In We Shall Overcome, America's leading scholars and activists from the civil rights years speak on a fascinating range of experiences surrounding King and his era, from his early personal religious conversion to his impact on the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa; from his place in the history of the African-American church to the rise in Third World liberation struggles. (back cover).
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Washington (DC, 1986)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
We shall overcome.
New York : Da Capo Press, 1993
(OCoLC)973411811
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Albert; Ronald Hoffman
ISBN: 0306805111 9780306805110
OCLC Number: 27143923
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books in cooperation with the United States Capitol Historical Society, 1990. With new introd.
Description: x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Peter J. Albert and Ronald Hoffman --
One: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the spirit of leadership / David J. Garrow --
A man prepared for the times: A sociological analysis of the leadership of leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Aldon D. Morris --
Thoughts on the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Louis R. Harlan --
Commentary / Robert Parris Moses --
Commentary / Howard Zinn --
Commentary / Nathan I. Huggins --
Two: The Black freedom struggle in historical context. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Afro-American protest tradition / John Hope Franklin --
Three: Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the ideology of nonviolent social change. The religious foundations of the thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Cornel West --
Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the meaning of freedom: A political interpretation / Richard H. King --
Commentary / Mary Frances Berry --
Commentary / Vincent Harding --
Four: Martin Luther King, Jr., and international movements of liberation. Freedom's struggle crosses oceans and mountains: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the liberation struggles in Africa and America --
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Third World / James H. Cone --
"We shall overcome" / Shun P. Govender --
Conclusion. Reconstructing the King legacy: Scholars and national myths / Clayborne Carson --
Thoughts and reflections. Thoughts and reflections / Coretta Scott King.
Responsibility: edited by Peter J. Albert and Ronald Hoffman.
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