Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I See the Promised Land
I See the Promised Land A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr By Flowers, A. R. (Book - 2013 ) GN 920 KING 2013 Available in some locations

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.

The King Years
The King Years Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement By Branch, Taylor (Book - 2013 ) 323.0973 B816k 2013 Available in some locations

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.

Gospel of Freedom
Gospel of Freedom Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed A Nation By Rieder, Jonathan (Book - 2013 ) 323.092 K53rg 2013 All copies in use Availability details

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.

A Stone of Hope
A Stone of Hope Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow By Chappell, David L. (Book - 2004 ) 323.1196 C467s 2004 Available in some locations

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.

We've Got A Job
We've Got A Job The 1963 Birmingham Children's March By Levinson, Cynthia (Book - 2012 ) j 323.1196073 L6658w 2012 Available in some locations

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.

Marching for Freedom
Marching for Freedom Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary By Partridge, Elizabeth (Book - 2009 ) j 323.1196 P2752m 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Marching to the Mountaintop
Marching to the Mountaintop How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours By Bausum, Ann (Book - 2012 ) j 323.092 K53ba 2012 Available in some locations

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr
Martin Luther King, Jr The Essential Box Set : the Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr By King, Martin Luther (Audiobook CD - 2010 ) CD- 323.092 K53me All copies in use Availability details Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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.

A Call to Conscience
A Call to Conscience The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr By King, Martin Luther (Book - 2002 ) 323.092 K53c 2002 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

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.

Waking From the Dream
Waking From the Dream The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King Jr By Chappell, David L. (Book - 2014 ) 323.092 C4672w 2014 Available in some locations

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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