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King: A Biography / Edition 2

King: A Biography / Edition 2

by David Levering Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252006801

ISBN-13: 9780252006807

Pub. Date: 08/28/1978

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface

Overview

Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252006807
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
08/28/1978
Series:
Blacks in the New World Series
Edition description:
2d ed
Pages:
481
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface xi

1 Doctor, Lawyer-Preacher? 3

2 The Philosopher King 27

3 Stride Toward Freedom 46

4 Satyagraha, Home-grown 85

5 Skirmishing in Atlanta 112

6 Albany, Georgia-Nonviolence in Black and White 140

7 Birmingham-Nonviolence in Black, Violence in White 171

8 The Strength of a Dream 210

9 Crisis and Compromise-The Walk to Selma Bridge 264

10 The Fire Next Time 297

11 The Pied Piper of Hamlin Avenue-Chicago and Mississippi 313

12 Killers of the Dream 354

Epilogue: Free at Last 390

Postscript: Reflections after a Decade 398

Notes 407

Selected Bibliography 425

Index 447

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