January 1, 2001
January 1, 2001
Drawing on King's unpublished writings and other materials, a civil rights scholar assembles a first-person narrative of King's life.
This posthumous work brings together the many autobiographical writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., into a single volume. Drawn from King's vast legacy, including his papers, which reside at Stanford University, it was prepared at the behest of the King family, who selected the esteemed historian Clayborne Carson to select and edit a diverse array of material into a finished work. Drawn from published and unpublished writings, as well as film and tapes, these excerpts tell the story of King's life as he saw it, showing how he shaped his vision of social justice into action that changed America. They include a revealing essay that King wrote as a youth, as well as pieces on his days at Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University, all places where he developed and refined his thinking. King as minister, family man, and public leader is represented as he writes on key events in the struggle for civil rights, including the March on Selma and his famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Others address Malcolm X, Black Power, and the Poor People's Campaign. His acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize is also included. More than the sum of its parts, this AUTOBIOGRAPHY is an essential tool for understanding the man who was Martin Luther King, and his contributions to race relations in America.
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: General, Religious
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography
- Subgenre: Religious, General
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Online Item #: 11339985
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-7692
- ISBN: 9780446676502
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported