I See the Promised Land

A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr

Flowers, A. R.

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
I See the Promised Land
This stunning graphic novel biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. describes the apartheid South of his time, which in many ways was not very different from the early days of slavery. Included are descriptions of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the formation of civil rights groups, mass movements against segregation, such as the Albany Movement and the Children's Crusade in Birmingham, and the influence on King of Gandhi, with his nonviolent approach to resistance. Flowers' text smoothly incorporates excerpts from many of King's most moving speeches and concludes with a brief look at his legacy. Flowers tells a masterful story in musical prose, while Manu Chitrakar carries the tale into the vivid idiom of Patua art, turning King's historic journey into a truly universal legacy.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2013
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 1554983282
Branch Call Number: GN 920 KING 2013
Characteristics: 154 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Rossi, Guglielmo
Chitrakar, Manu


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African American writer, griot and blues singer Arthur Flowers and Indian scroll painter Manu Chitrakar combine their very distinctive storytelling traditions, creating this stunning graphic narrative-style biography of Martin Luther King Jr.

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