The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Clayborne Carson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759520372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all. Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who chafed under and eventually rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who continually questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family's needs with those of a growing, nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere. Relevant and insightful, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. offers King's seldom disclosed views on some of the world's greatest and most controversial figures: John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mahatma Gandhi, and Richard Nixon. It also paints a rich and moving portrait of a people, a time, and a nation in the face of powerful change. Finally, it shows how everyday Americans from all walks of life confronted themselves, each other, and the burden of the past-and how their fears and courage helped shape our future.
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Lay Bare the Heart

An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: James Farmer

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 9780875651880

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 2236

The founder of CORE recounts the evolution of the civil rights movement and documents previous conditions
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GegenSpieler

Author: Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American civil rights workers

Page: 192

View: 595

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Die Kunst des klugen Fragens

Author: Warren Berger

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827077052

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 8280

Während die meisten Bücher über Kreativität und erfolgreiche Lebensführung schnelle und leicht verdauliche Antworten liefern, setzt der Innovationsforscher Warren Berger ganz woanders an: bei den Fragen. Berger hat die Strategien der kreativsten Köpfe aus Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft, darunter Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos und Larry Page, untersucht und festgestellt, dass sie alle eine besondere Fähigkeit auszeichnet - die richtigen Fragen zu stellen. Was wir als Kinder intuitiv tun, nämlich die Welt permanent in Frage zu stellen, um sie zu begreifen, treibt uns das Erziehungssystem aus und trimmt uns auf Antworten. Dabei kommt es heute mehr denn je darauf an, diese Fähigkeit wiederzubeleben, um zu kreativen Lösungen zu gelangen. Anhand von sechzig erstaunlichen Geschichten zeigt Berger, auf welche Weise die richtige Fragestellung den kreativen Prozess antreibt. Nur wenn wir unsere eingeübten Annahmen in Zweifel ziehen, wenn wir lernen, uns vertraute Situationen so zu betrachten, als wären sie neu, kann es gelingen, die richtigen Lösungen zu finden. Ein lebhaft und humorvoll geschriebenes und dennoch hoch fundiertes Buch, mit dem wir lernen, die Welt – und uns selbst – neu zu betrachten.
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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
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Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Samuel G. London

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604732857

Category: Christianity and politics

Page: 194

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Seventh-day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement is the first in-depth study of the denomination's participation in civil rights politics. It considers the extent to which the. denomination's theology influenced how its members responded. This book explores. why a brave few Adventists became social and political activists, and why a majority of. the faithful eschewed the movement. Samuel G. London, Jr., provides a clear yet critical understanding of the history and. theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church while highlighting the contributions of its. members to political reform. Community awareness, the example of early Adventist. pioneers, liberationist interpretations of the Bible, as well as various intellectual and. theological justifications motivated the civil rights activities of some Adventists. For. those who participated in the civil rights movement, these factors superseded the. conservative ideology and theology that came to dominate the church after the passing. of its founders. Covering the end of the 1800s through the 1970s, the book discusses. how Christian fundamentalism, the curse of Ham, the philosophy of Booker T. Washington, pragmatism, the aversion to ecumenism and the Social Gospel, belief in the. separation of church and state, and American individualism converged to impact. Adventist sociopolitical thought.
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Martin Luther King, Jr

A Biography

Author: Roger Bruns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313336867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

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Describes the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his adoption of the principles of nonviolent protest advocated by Gandhi, his gifts as an orator, and his emergence as the world-renowned leader of the civil rights movement.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Life

Author: Marshall Frady

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5822

Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic character, with its mixture of piety and ambition. He explores the complexities of King’s relationships with other civil rights leaders, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover, who conducted a relentless vendetta against him. The result is a biography that conveys not just the facts of King’s life but the power of his legacy.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil Rights Leader

Author: Kristine Carlson Asselin

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1624013627

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8884

This biography examines the remarkable life of Martin Luther King Jr. using easy-to-read, compelling text. Through striking black-and-white images and rich color photographs and informative sidebars, readers will learn about KingÍs family background, childhood, education, and inspirational work as a leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. Informative sidebars enhance and support the text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts page, glossary, bibliography, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876490

Category: History

Page: 248

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Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement. Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk argues that it is the interactionbetween national and local movement concerns that is essential to understanding King's leadership and black activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk examines King's strengths and his limitations, and weighs the role that king played in then movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organizations and leaders, and local civil rights activists. Suitable for undergraduate courses in 20th century US history.
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The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Second Edition

Author: Martin Luther King, III,Coretta Scott King

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: 9781557048158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Gathers selections from King's writings, speeches, and sermons about racism, civil rights, justice, freedom, faith, nonviolence, and peace.
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Lincoln's Enduring Legacy

Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment

Author: William D. Pederson,Frank J. Williams,Robert P. Watson, Lynn University; author of Affairs of State, The Presidents’ Wives, and America’s First Crisis

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739149911

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 7389

This collection of highly readable and accessible essays on Lincoln's legacy offers a wide array of perspectives on the enduring impact of the nation's greatest president on leaders, thinkers, and American history. The book explores how Lincoln's words and deeds have influenced the pursuit of justice and freedom and the practice of democracy in the century and a half since he governed.
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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Theology of Resistance

Author: Rufus Burrow, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476617325

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 8595

It has been nearly fifty years since Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Appraisals of King’s contributions began almost immediately and continue to this day. The author explores a great many of King’s chief ideas and socio-ethical practices: his concept of a moral universe, his doctrine of human dignity, his belief that not all suffering is redemptive, his brand of personalism, his contribution to the development of social ethics, the inclusion of young people in the movement, sexism as a contradiction to his personalism, the problem of black-on-black violence, and others. The book reveals both the strengths and the limitations in King’s theological socio-ethical project, and shows him to have relentlessly applied personalist ideas to organized nonviolent resistance campaigns in order to change the world. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Martin Luther King Jr

Dreaming of Equality

Author: Ann S. Manheimer

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9781575056272

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Describes the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his accomplishments in the civil rights movement and his impact on American history.
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The Voice of Conscience

The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr

Author: Lewis V. Baldwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195380312

Category: History

Page: 365

View: 3644

Before he was a civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a man of the church. His father was a pastor, and much of young Martin's time was spent in Baptist churches. He went on to seminary and received a Ph.D. in theology. In 1953, he took over leadership of Dexter AvenueBaptist Church in Atlanta. The church was his home. But, as he began working for civil rights, King became a fierce critic of the churches, both black and white. He railed against white Christian leaders who urged him to be patient in the struggle - or even opposed civil rights altogether. And,while the black church was the platform from which King launched the struggle for civil rights, he was deeply ambivalent toward the church as an institution, and saw it as in constant need of reform. In this book, Lewis Baldwin explores King's complex relationship with the Christian church, from hisdays growing up at Ebenezer Baptist, to his work as a pastor, to his battles with American churches over civil rights, to his vision for the global church. King, Baldwin argues, had a robust and multifaceted view of the nature and purpose of the church that serves as a model for the church in the21st century.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416998926

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 8213

You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, including His faith in peace leads to a surprising protest. Police injustice shocks the nation awake. A personal sacrifice challenges prejudice and racism. A fearless march demands rights for all Americans. And an immortal speech inspires the world. These days and five others shook King's world - and yours.
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The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Vol. 7

Our Own Time

Author: Hughes Oliphant Old

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802817718

Category: Religion

Page: 734

View: 2933

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church is a multivolume study by Hughes Oliphant Old that canvasses the history of preaching from the words of Moses at Mount Sinai through modern times. In Volume 1, The Biblical Period, Old begins his survey by discussing the roots of the Christian ministry of the Word in the worship of Israel. He then examines the preaching of Christ and the Apostles. Finally, Old looks at the development and practice of Christian preaching in the second and third centuries, concluding with the ministry of Origen.
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