Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:A chronicle of key events in the civil rights movement traces how it evolved from a bus strike to a political and social revolution. This volume brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas, beginning with the impromptu speech that turned an untested, twenty six year old Martin Luther King forever into a public figure on the first night of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Annotation:Author Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" --illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights.
Annotation:Author David Chappell argues that the story of civil rights is a story of the power of religious tradition. Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, James Lawson, Modjeska Simkins, and other black leaders believed, as the Hebrew prophets believed, that they had to stand apart from society and instigate dramatic changes to force an unwilling world to abandon its sinful ways. Their impassioned campaign to stamp out "the sin of segregation" brought the vitality of a religious revival to their cause.
Annotation:Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963. Dr. King helped rally and mobilize the community and these non violent protest marches.
Annotation:Patridge leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965. Dr. King was involved in the organizing and led the final march to Montgomery.
Annotation:In early 1968 the on-the-job deaths of two African American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by the city's segregated force of trash collectors. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an array of national movement leaders to Memphis, including, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King added his voice to the struggle in what became the final speech of his life. His assassination in Memphis on April 4 not only sparked protests and violence throughout America; it helped force the acceptance of worker demands in Memphis.
Annotation:Twenty-four original recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech to his stirring sermon "A Knock At Midnight," are collected together. Each of the 12 sermons and 12 speeches collected here is accompanied by an introduction by other renowned theologians and champions of civil rights.
Annotation:This collection includes the text of "I Have a Dream, " Dr. King's acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, and "Beyond Vietnam, " a compelling argument for ending the ongoing conflict. Each speech has an insightful introduction on the current relevance of Dr. King's words by such renowned defenders of civil rights as Rosa Parks, the Dalai Lama, and Ambassador Andrew Young, among others.
Annotation:Chappell turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King's assassination--and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil rights movement alive and to realize King's vision of an equal society.
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