The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author King, Martin Luther
Language English
Publisher
New York: Intellectual Properties Management in association with Warner Books, 2001




Annotation:

Drawing on King's unpublished writings and other materials, a civil rights scholar assembles a first-person narrative of King's life.



Subjects :

  • African Americans Biography
  • Baptists Biography Clergy
  • Civil Rights Workers Biography
  • African Americans Civil Rights
  • King, Martin Luther

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Best Books :

  • Public Library Catalog, Supplement to the Eleventh Edition, 1999 , None
  • Public Library Catalog, Twelfth Edition, 2004 , None
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002 , None
  • Senior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition, 1999 , None

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Reviews :

John E. Boyd (Kliatt)
When Martin Luther King's life tragically ended in 1968, he was only 39 years old and deeply involved in the civil rights movement. It is likely that writing an autobiography was not even under consideration at that time. Carson's objective in assembling this book is to provide the general public with a collection of writings and recorded statements that would only be available to King scholars. He has assembled these works into an interesting, informative, well-constructed biography that Dr. King himself might have written -- hence the title. Since the sources of this "autobiography" are King's writings and speeches, the focus is on his political and religious life. Little mention is made of his background, family and private life. Events that are discussed include the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, the Albany protests in 1961, the violence in Birmingham and the "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington in 1963, and the Selma to Montgomery Freedom March in 1965. A number of his statements are quite revealing. Some of his comments about two presidents, slumlords, and others were most definitely not for publication. Dr. Carson has done an excellent job of presenting the public side of Dr. King. Burton, whose voice has charmed children on the PBS series Reading Rainbow, handles this material with aplomb. His pleasant, conversational tone is captivating and will hold any listener's interest. Dr. King's voice is heard in segments of speeches and sermons. Gospel music serves as a bridge between topics. Category: Nonfiction Audio. KLIATT Codes: JSA--Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 1998, Time Warner AudioBooks, 6 tapes, 9 hrs.; Cardboard and plastic; content, editor notes., $29.98. Ages 12 to adult.
(PUBLISHER: Time Warner AudioBooks (New York:), PUBLISHED: p1998.)

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Intellectual Properties Management in association with Warner Books, 2001

Media Type: Language Material
xi 400 p.:
E185.97.K5 (323.092)
9780446676502
0446676500
0446524123
9780446524124
1570426295
9781570426292
Reprint. Originally published 1998.
Time Warner AudioBooks (New York:), PUBLISHED: p1998.,

Media Type:

1570426295
9780446524124
9781570426292
9780446676502
0446676500
0446524123

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