My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.

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When Coretta Scott King first wrote My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr., America was just beginning to cope with the tragedy of his assassination. Her personal narrative helped us to hold on to his memory. Now addressing a new generation of readers, she reminds us of the Dr. King many of us have forgotten. Recounting the events of the Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. King shows us the true power of militant nonviolence - the most effective force for changing race relations in United States history. For the King ...
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When Coretta Scott King first wrote My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr., America was just beginning to cope with the tragedy of his assassination. Her personal narrative helped us to hold on to his memory. Now addressing a new generation of readers, she reminds us of the Dr. King many of us have forgotten. Recounting the events of the Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. King shows us the true power of militant nonviolence - the most effective force for changing race relations in United States history. For the King family, though, the Civil Rights Movement was not just a matter of marches and speeches. They had their own special battles against racism to fight on the home front. Revealing for the first time in detail how she found the strength, courage and resources to face daily threats, Mrs. King speaks directly to the problems many families face today. Full of fresh insights about the past, present and future, this revised edition of Mrs. King's inspiring memoir is both a narrative history of the movement that changed America and a personal account of one extraordinary woman's life with one extraordinary man.

An inside look at the life and work of the noted civil rights leader, from the viewpoint of his wife Coretta Scott King.

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Gr 7-12-- The revised edition of this 1969 autobiography contains some new information and insights, but its principal change is in the language and terminology. As in the earlier version, King describes growing up in rural Alabama, meeting her husband, their family life, and their work in the civil rights movement. Sixteen pages of black-and-white photographs illustrate the Kings' private and public life; included are photos of her and their four children participating in more recent struggles. An introduction by the children and a new preface offer advice and a broad context for contemporary readers. The book is a compelling testimony to the dedication and sacrifice of those who struggled to end racial discrimination and oppression. King's voice comes through clearly, as does her personality. At times, though, she sounds old-fashioned, particularly when she makes an appeal to today's teenagers. Her view of her husband is naturally an uncritical one, and it is but one perspective in a many-sided and often acrimonious debate. Unfortunately, she does not take into account, or even try to refute, the FBI's allegations or the points made by many of King's biographers, most notably David Garrow. While this volume is an important work by virtue of its perspective, the changes are not substantive enough to justify purchase by those already owning the earlier work. --Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Siena College Library, Loudonville, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559943802
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/5/1991
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Reissue, 2 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 4.54 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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