Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope (Sterling Biographies Series)

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I have a dream. Those rousing words, spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. at an historic civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., brought hope to those who listened: hope that in the future there might not be two Americas—one black and one white—but instead a country united, with justice for all. Here is King’s inspiring story, which began in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 and came to a tragic end on April 4, 1968 when an assassin fatally shot him.

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I have a dream. Those rousing words, spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. at an historic civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., brought hope to those who listened: hope that in the future there might not be two Americas—one black and one white—but instead a country united, with justice for all. Here is King’s inspiring story, which began in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 and came to a tragic end on April 4, 1968 when an assassin fatally shot him.

The pastor of a small Baptist church in Montgomery, Alabama, King became the driving force of the civil rights movement when he led a black boycott of the city’s bus lines. His philosophy of nonviolence, and his breathtaking eloquence, helped free African Americans from decades of oppression and finally won them the rights—and opportunities—they deserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402744396
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 2/5/2008
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 522,493
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Opening the Door to Opportunity     1
Sweet Auburn     2
School Days     8
A Mind of His Own     16
The Miracle of Montgomery     23
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference     35
Political Power     43
The Albany Movement     54
Birmingham     62
The March on Washington     73
Tragedies and Triumphs     80
From Selma to Montgomery     88
A Shift in the Black Struggle     98
Free at Last     107
Glossary     120
Bibliography     121
Image Credits     122
About the Author     122
Index     123
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Good History Book - a little easier read than cover claims

    It could just be that MY 5th grdaer reads at a higher level than the book states, but it was a really easy book for him to read. However, it contained info he hadn't learned in school and is layed out in a manner that really assisted with his assignment book report. Would purchase again, and any others in the series.

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