King For Kids: School and Family Editionby Clayborne Carson, Martin Luther King Jr.
For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled specifically for school-age-children and families to listen to together. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his
For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled specifically for school-age-children and families to listen to together. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for being one of the greatest orators of the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of American history. In the 1950s and 1960s, his words led the Civil Rights movement and helped change society. Though his speeches refer to the conditions of the 1960s, his assertions that nonviolent protest is the key to democracy and that all humans are equal, are as timeless and powerful today as they were nearly forty years ago. To honor Dr. King, this edition includes Dr. King's recordings, abridged for children, and is commemorated with selected art from our nation's own talent.
Gr 4 Up
This CD features recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches abridged for children, with introductions that provide historical background by such notables as Coretta Scott King, Senator Edward Kennedy, and Rosa Parks. An introduction by Andrew Young offers information about Dr. King and his philosophy regarding peace and equal rights. The CD consists of eight excerpts from two speeches: "A Call to Conscience" and "A Knock at Midnight." This collection will be of considerable interest to school and public libraries. The bonus PDF file includes photos, a timeline, letters, discussion questions, and other information collected from The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Hatchette, 1998), edited by Clayborne Carson. Audio quality varies because the recordings were compiled from many sources. The track listing inside the case is not accurate, but this does not detract from the value of the production.-April Mazza, Wayland Public Library, MA
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- 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 11 Years
Meet the Author
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968) was a famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, and a Baptist minister. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a peacemaker, promoting nonviolence and equal treatment for different races. On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. In 1986, Martin Luther King Day was established as a United States holiday. Dr. King often called for personal responsibility in fostering world peace.King's most influential and well-known public address is the "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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