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Books on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Measure of a Man by
Publication Date: 2017
"This pair of meditations by the revered civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. contains the theological roots of his political and social philosophy of nonviolent activism."
King: a Biography by Acclaimed by leading historians and critics when it appeared shortly after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this foundational biography wends through the corridors in which King held court, posing the right questions and providing a keen measure of the man whose career and mission enthrall scholars and general readers to this day. Updated with a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries, this edition presents the unforgettable story of King's life and death for a new generation.
Call Number: Available online (3rd ed.) and in Library (1st ed.): Stacks E 185.97 .K5 L45 1978
Publication Date: 2013
Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Compiled from his own words, this autobiography of Martin Luther King shows how the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student rebelled against segregation and was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere.
Early years -- Morehouse College -- Crozer Seminary -- Boston University -- Coretta -- Dexter Avenue Baptist Church -- Montgomery movement begins -- The violence of desperate men -- Desegregation at last -- The expanding struggle -- Birth of a new nation -- Brush with death -- Pilgrimage to nonviolence -- The sit-in movement -- Atlanta arrest and presidential politics -- The Albany movement -- The Birmingham campaign -- Letter from Birmingham Jail -- Freedom now! -- March on Washington -- Death of illusions -- St. Augustine -- The Mississippi challenge -- The Nobel Peace Prize -- Malcolm X -- Selma -- Watts -- Chicago campaign -- Black power -- Beyond Vietnam -- The poor people's campaign -- Unfulfilled dreams.
Call Number: Stacks E185.97 .K5 A52 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by A deep dive into James Earl Ray's role in the national tragedy: "Superb . . . a model of investigation . . . as gripping as a first-class detective story" (The New York Times). On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a single assassin's bullet. A career criminal named James Earl Ray was seen fleeing from a rooming house that overlooked the hotel balcony from where King was cut down. An international manhunt ended two months later with Ray's capture. Though Ray initially pled guilty, he quickly recanted and for the rest of his life insisted he was an unwitting pawn in a grand conspiracy. In Killing the Dream, expert investigative reporter Gerald Posner reexamines Ray and the evidence, even tracking down the mystery man Ray claimed was the conspiracy's mastermind. Beginning with an authoritative biography of Ray's life, and continuing with a gripping account of the assassination and its aftermath, Posner cuts through phony witnesses, false claims, and a web of misinformation surrounding that tragic spring day in 1968. He puts Ray's conspiracy theory to rest and ultimately manages to disclose what really happened the day King was murdered.
Call Number: Available online and in Library: Stacks E185.97 .K5 P67 1998
Publication Date: 2013
Web resources on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Encyclopedia
The Encyclopedia, based on the extensive historical research, has over 280 articles on civil rights movement figures, events, and organizations. It also offers a detailed day-to-day chronology of King's life, drawn from the volumes.
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