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Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the King Legacy series.
- #2: Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? (King Legacy #2) (Paperback): $16.00
- #3: The Trumpet of Conscience (King Legacy #3) (Hardcover): $22.00
- #4: Why We Can't Wait (King Legacy #4) (Paperback): $16.00
- #5: "All Labor Has Dignity" (King Legacy #5) (Hardcover): $26.95
- #6: "Thou, Dear God": Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits (King Legacy #6) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #7: A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings (King Legacy #7) (Paperback): $16.00
- #8: "In a Single Garment of Destiny": A Global Vision of Justice (King Legacy #8) (Hardcover): $26.95
- #10: A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students (King Legacy #10) (Paperback): $16.00
- #11: The Radical King (King Legacy #11) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who, in the process, acquired a new estimate of their own human worth." It traces the phenomenal journey of a community, and shows how the twenty-six-year-old Dr. King, with his conviction for equality and nonviolence, helped transformed the nation-and the world.
About the Author
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century's most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King is the author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, The Trumpet of Conscience, Why We Can't Wait, and Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Clayborne Carson is professor of history at Stanford University, the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, and director of the King Papers Project. The author and editor of numerous books, he is general editorial advisor to The King Legacy and lives in Palo Alto, California.
Martin Luther King's early words return to us today with enormous power, as profoundly true, as wise and inspiring, now as when he wrote them fifty years ago.—Howard Zinn