The Radical King

The Radical King

by Martin Luther King Jr., Cornel West (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780807034521
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Series: King Legacy Series , #11
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 330,345
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century’s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom, Where Do We Go from Here, and Why We Can’t Wait.King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. 

Cornel West has been profoundly influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, Dr. West has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including the best-selling Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He lives in New York City.

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“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. . . . [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive . . . but like most human systems it fell victim to the very thing it was revolting against.” —Letter to Coretta Scott, July 18, 1952
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Radical King We Don’t Know

PART ONE: Radical Love
Introduction
ONE: The Violence of Desperate Men
TWO: Palm Sunday Sermon on Mohandas K. Gandhi
THREE: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
FOUR: Loving Your Enemies
FIVE: What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?

PART TWO: Prophetic Vision: Global Analysis and Local Praxis
Introduction
SIX: The World House
SEVEN: All the Great Religions of the World
EIGHT: My Jewish Brother!
NINE: The Middle East Question
TEN: Let My People Go
ELEVEN: Honoring Dr. Du Bois

PART THREE: The Revolution of Nonviolent Resistance: Against Empire and White Supremacy
Introduction
TWELVE: Letter from Birmingham Jail
THIRTEEN: Nonviolence and Social Change
FOURTEEN: My Talk with Ben Bella
FIFTEEN: Jawaharlal Nehru, a Leader in the Long Anti-Colonial Struggle
SIXTEEN: Where Do We Go from Here?
SEVENTEEN: Black Power
EIGHTEEN: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

PART FOUR: Overcoming the Tyranny of Poverty and Hatred
Introduction
NINETEEN: The Bravest Man I Ever Met
TWENTY: The Other America
TWENTY-ONE: All Labor Has Dignity
TWENTY-TWO: The Drum Major Instinct
TWENTY-THREE: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop

Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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