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Martin Luther King

(1929—1968) American Baptist minister and civil rights leader


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Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader. By Troy Jackson. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008. xx, 248 pp. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-8131-2520-6.)

Between Contending Forces: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the African American Freedom Struggle

Billy Graham and the Beloved Community: America's Evangelist and the Dream of Martin Luther King, Jr. By Michael G. Long. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 280pp. $35.00

Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” By S. Jonathan Bass. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001. xviii, 322 pp. $39.95, isbn 0-8071-2655-1.)

“Bread of Freedom”: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Human Rights

Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America

From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle for Economic Justice. By Thomas F. Jackson. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007. 459 pp. $39.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-3969-0.)

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign. By Michael K. Honey. (New York: Norton, 2007. xx, 619 pp. Cloth, $35.00, ISBN 978-0-393-04339-6. Paper, $17.95, ISBN 978-0-393-33053-3.)

Jonathan Rieder. The Word of the Lord Is upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2008. Pp. x, 394. $29.95

Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. By Gerald Posner. (New York: Random House, 1998. xii, 446 pp. $25.00, ISBN 0-375-50082-0.)

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(1929–68)

US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. King opposed discrimination against Black Americans by organizing non-violent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations, notably the year-long boycott of the local bus company in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 and the march on Washington involving 200,000 demonstrators in 1963. At the latter, King delivered his celebrated speech beginning ‘I have a dream …’. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. King was assassinated in Memphis in 1968.

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