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Martin Luther King Jr.

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125831
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135526 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0010
Martin Luther King Jr.

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This chapter discusses a meaningful and readable account of Martin Luther King Jr.'s career for the present generation. It tries to depict him in all of his humanness and not as the icon most know and consider him to be. It also depicts King's core religious beliefs as the key to his politics, links his greatness to his rhetoric, indicates the long-standing radicalism of his calling, and, above all, emphasizes his relevance to today's world.

Keywords: Martin Luther King Jr.; religious beliefs; politics; radicalism; relevance

Chapter.  6831 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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