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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968)

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 into a middle-class black family in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a degree from Morehouse College. While there his early concerns for social justice for African Americans were deepened by reading Henry David Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience." vis mere He enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary and there became acquainted with the Social Gospel movement and the works of its chief spokesman, Walter Rauschenbusch. Mohandas Gandhi's practice of nonviolent resistance (ahimsaahimsa) later became a tactic for transforming love into social change. After seminary, he postponed his ministry vocation by first earning a doctorate at Boston University School of Theology. There he discovered the works of Reinhold Niebuhr and was especially struck by Niebuhr's insistence that the powerless must somehow gain power if they are to achieve what is theirs by right. In the Montgomery bus boycott, it was by economic clout that African Americans broke down the walls separating the races, for without African American riders, the city's transportation system nearly collapsed. The bus boycott took place in 1954, the year King and his bride, Coretta Scott, went to Montgomery, where he had been called to serve as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. Following the boycott, he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to coordinate civil rights organizations. Working through African American churches, activists led demonstrations all over the South and drew attention, through television and newspaper reports, to the fact that nonviolent demonstrations by blacks were being suppressed violently by white police and state troopers. The federal government was finally forced to intervene and pass legislation protecting the right of African Americans to vote and desegregating public accommodations. For his nonviolent activism, King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. While organizing a "poor people's campaign" to persuade Congress to take action against poverty, King accepted an invitation to visit Memphis, Tennessee, where sanitation workers were on strike. There, on April 4, 1968, he was gunned down while standing on the balcony of his hotel. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the son of Reverend Martin Luther King; the father (Rev. King) was the author of Daddy King: An Autobiography (1980). Please preserve the distinction between these authors.

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Værker af Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why We Can't Wait (1964) 1,476 eksemplarer
Vejen hedder ikke-vold (1963) 1,226 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream (Book & CD) (2012) 613 eksemplarer
Letter from Birmingham Jail (1963) 554 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream (2007) 401 eksemplarer
The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1983) 383 eksemplarer
I Have A Dream (1997) 295 eksemplarer
The Radical King (2015) 227 eksemplarer
The Measure of a Man (1988) 191 eksemplarer
The Trumpet of Conscience (1968) 169 eksemplarer
A Gift of Love (2012) 82 eksemplarer
All Labor Has Dignity (2011) — Forfatter — 67 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream (1993) 34 eksemplarer
In a Single Garment of Destiny (2013) 32 eksemplarer
I've been to the mountaintop (1994) 16 eksemplarer
The Other America - A Speech from The Radical King (2018) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver12 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream (2007) 11 eksemplarer
Nonviolence & Racial Justice (2008) 10 eksemplarer
Ausgewählte Texte. (1990) 4 eksemplarer
King for Kids (2008) 3 eksemplarer
Nobel lecture (1964) 2 eksemplarer
I diritti dei neri d'America (2011) 2 eksemplarer
The Ware lecture, 1966 (1966) 2 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream 2 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream 2 eksemplarer
Great heart of courage 2 eksemplarer
I Have a Dream 1 eksemplar
I Have A Dream 1 eksemplar
I Have a Dream 1 eksemplar
Testament of Hope 1 eksemplar
I have a dream 1 eksemplar
Selma 1 eksemplar
Smash Pacifism 1 eksemplar
I Have a Dream 1 eksemplar
I Have a Dream 1 eksemplar
Siste appell 1 eksemplar
Beyond Vietnam 1 eksemplar
The Concise King (2009) 1 eksemplar
I Have a Dream 1 eksemplar
Now Is The Time 1 eksemplar
MLK, Jr Quotes 1 eksemplar
Nem hallgathattam 1 eksemplar
Martin Luter King 1 eksemplar
Freiheit 1 eksemplar
Prier avec Martin Luther King (1981) 1 eksemplar
Negros en Armas 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 773 eksemplarer
Literature: The Human Experience (2006) — Bidragyder — 338 eksemplarer
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Bidragyder — 324 eksemplarer
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Bidragyder — 233 eksemplarer
The Moral Life: An Introductory Reader in Ethics and Literature (1999) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology (1999) — Bidragyder — 147 eksemplarer
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith (2010) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1968) — Tribute to Dr. Du Bois, nogle udgaver134 eksemplarer
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Bidragyder — 98 eksemplarer
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Bidragyder — 80 eksemplarer
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Civil Disobedience: Theory and Practice (1969) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
Encounters: Essays for Exploration and Inquiry (1999) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver18 eksemplarer
Voices from the Dexter Pulpit (2001) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Essays Today 6 (1968) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1929-01-15
Dødsdag
1968-04-04
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Dødsårsag
assassinated
Relationer
King, Coretta Scott (wife)
King, Martin Luther, Sr. (father)
King, Martin Luther, III (son)
Oplysning om flertydighed
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the son of Reverend Martin Luther King; the father (Rev. King) was the author of Daddy King: An Autobiography (1980). Please preserve the distinction between these authors.

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Earl Warren (From Martin Luther King Jr.) i Legacy Libraries (august 2015)

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Finally got around to reading this. It was a very enlightening read. This is not a biography or commentary but simply a collection of MLK's writing curated and introduced by Cornel West. It really gave me a more profound insight into his politics (which was more complex than most discussions tend to show, even me who knew about that didn't know the full extent) but also pacifism in general. I'm not against violence to resist oppression, non-violence does not always work, but I will admit to having a more limited understanding of non-violence which has been expanded by this book.
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dond_ashall | 26 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |
I just finished the audiobook version. Each speech and sermon is the recording of the actual one given. I can't begin to describe how moving and uplifting Dr King's words are. This is simply one of the best books I have ever heard or read. Raise your spirit by listening to Dr King.
Personally, I am so glad that he made it to the mountaintop.
 
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wvlibrarydude | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 14, 2024 |
independent reading level: Pk-3rd
Awards: Coretta Scott King award and parent choice silver honor
 
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Akporter | 52 andre anmeldelser | Dec 7, 2023 |
Unfortunately, Martin Luther King’s legacy is often distilled into being a person who gave great speeches and advocated for a colorblind society. What’s missing in that simplistic view is his genius at organizing, his tactical brilliance, and his ability to create a vision that everyone could see. This book goes into all of that, in his own words. That helps as his actions aren’t being filtered or interpreted by someone else. King provides a great snapshot—almost like a historian—of 1963 and how the world was focusing their attentions after the assassination of President Kennedy. The main focus is on the actions in Birmingham and his ability to create a form of economic and racial justice for the people there. He also backtracks and provides a great deal of strategies—be it Biblical teachings, Gandhi, or his own understanding of America’s inhumane caste system. With social injustice still happening around the world, this book is important for anyone who has dedicated themselves to creating positive change.… (mere)
 
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Coretta Scott King Foreword, Editor
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Medlemmer
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Popularitet
#2,122
Vurdering
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Anmeldelser
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ISBN
284
Sprog
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