Growing up King: An Intimate Memoir

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Dexter King's courageous efforts, amid widespread skepticism, to investigate what really happened in his father's slaying resulted in a civil jury trial proving there was a conspiracy involving governmental agencies to murder his father.

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Dexter King's courageous efforts, amid widespread skepticism, to investigate what really happened in his father's slaying resulted in a civil jury trial proving there was a conspiracy involving governmental agencies to murder his father.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780446692373
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/30/2008
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
Chapter 1 Sleeping Beauties 5
Chapter 2 Peace Be Still 29
Chapter 3 Shattered 47
Chapter 4 Aftermath 61
Chapter 5 A Question of Faith 73
Chapter 6 Soul Survivor 89
Chapter 7 Schooled 101
Chapter 8 This Little Light of Mine 115
Chapter 9 Wrecked 129
Chapter 10 Answers from Within 145
Chapter 11 Legacy 153
Chapter 12 Betrayed 163
Chapter 13 Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy 175
Chapter 14 A Moving Image 179
Chapter 15 Odd Man In 197
Chapter 16 The Meeting 213
Chapter 17 Sampling a Relationship 237
Chapter 18 Home Front 253
Chapter 19 A Way Out of No Way 261
Chapter 20 The Reckoning 273
Chapter 21 Free at Last 291
Index 309
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012


    This was written in a very personal manner. Great insite into a side of Martin Luther King not normally seen -- it sounds as though he was a great father in spite of all the other influences he had in his life. Sounds like this was a well-grounded family despite everything they went through.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

    Dexter Scott King with Ralph Wiley, Growing Up King, Warner Books Inc, 2003, pp 312

    This is an excellent book because it presents a view of the life and times of Martin Luther King Jr from a sibling's point of view. I loved this book because it was based on real life situations that most siblings are faced with today. There were moments in the book when I cried and there were instances when I laughed. The authors achieved their purpose for writing this book letting individuals learn the difficulty of growing up being a civil rights leader¿s son. I would recommend this book for reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    A Human Revelation...

    Thank God !.....Dexter is tell .....his.....story.......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2003

    Coming out of the Box!

    PREFACE: THIS BOOK GOES TO SHOW THAT MY GOD CAN DO ANYTHING!!! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Dexter Scott King share his unique story with the world. Hearing his story has been therapeutic and has re-emphasized that there is healing in positive expression of the past struggles and/or tragedies. I now have the desire to be more transparent and discuss my struggles because they are common to man and the blessing is not only for me but for others who have or have had similar struggles. I am convinced that Mr. King encouraged himself with this story and that it will be even more therapeutic for him. It is truly amazing how he captured the many historial facts surrounding his father Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. It is my belief that this book would be a great asset for History lessons taught in U.S. schools on Civil Rights. This book speaks volumes to one's intellect or ignorance and causes one to have a paradigm shift and begin to apply Dr. King's teaching of social nonviolence. I learned about passion, being sold out to your mission in life while still maintaining a balanced life, not allowing your past to determine your future, copyright laws, the film industry, love, social and racial equality, and how we must not be afraid to tell the truth despite of the myths that have been spread abroad. DEXTER SCOTT KING IS COMING OUT OF THE BOX THAT SOCIETY HAS PLACED HIM AND THE KING FAMILY IN AND IS READY TO STEP INTO THE NEXT SEASON OF HIS LIFE!!! WATCH OUT LADIES, HERE HE COMES!!!

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