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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Troy Jackson chronicles King's emergence and effectiveness as a civil rights leader by examining his relationship with the people of Montgomery, Alabama. Using the sharp lens of Montgomery's struggle for racial equality to investigate King's burgeoning leadership, Jackson explores King's ability to connect with the educated and the unlettered, professionals and the working class. In particular, Jackson highlights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King, jun; Martin Luther King
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Troy Jackson
ISBN: 9780813125206 0813125200 9780813133904 0813133904
OCLC Number: 213840196
Description: xx, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
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. King arrived in Montgomery as a virtually unknown doctoral student, but his activities there -- from organizing the Montgomery bus boycott to building  Read more...

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Jackson reiterates not just how King changed Montgomery's African Americans, but how they changed King; not just the absolutely significant role King played in the boycott, but what King derived from Read more...

 
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