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From the Publisher"Shelves devoted to modern American history can't be considered complete without it."—Booklist
"An excellent book that will do more to keep Martin Luther King and his 'dream' alive in a different era than would more fulsome tributes."
—Louis R. Harlan, American Historical Review
"A well-researched, clearly written and well-balanced account."—Charles V. Hamilton, New York Times Book Review
"Initially published soon after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., David Levering Lewis's biography was an extraordinary achievement—a readable narrative full of historical insight. He judiciously illuminates King's achievements while also acknowledging his flaws and limitations. Subsequent studies have provided more detailed accounts of various aspects of King's life, but Lewis's perceptive portrait continues to reward readers seeking to understand King's historical significance."
—Clayborne Carson, Director, Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute
"David Levering Lewis's classic biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. captured the voices and feeling of the times in its thoughtful and thorough early review of Dr. King’s legacy. I am deeply grateful it is being introduced to a new generation of readers and commend it to all."
—Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund