CRRL Picks - Great Lives 2014 - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Annotation:Biographical approaches to history and culture. All lectures are open to the public free of charge; no tickets are required. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall.
Annotation:Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents, this is a towering portrait of a man's metamorphosis into a legend.
Annotation:An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform.
Annotation:Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's extraordinary life.
Annotation:"I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time.
Annotation:The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade.
Annotation:Presents in graphic novel format the life of the Baptist minister and Noble Peace Prize winner who became the leader and orator of the African American civil rights movement before his assassination in 1968.
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 work includes selections from the America in the King Years trilogy with new introductions by the author.
Annotation:A collection of sermons by this martyred Black American leader which explains his convictions in terms of the conditions and problems of contemporary society.
Annotation:Created as a living memorial to the philosophies and ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this essential volume includes more than 120 quotations from the greatest civil rights leader's speeches, sermons, and writings, along with 16 historical photographs.
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On Tuesday, Feburary 4, 2014 at 7:30PM at UMW's Dodd Auditorium, David Garrow, author of "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference," will discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.