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The Resource King : pilgrimage to the mountaintop, Harvard Sitkoff

King : pilgrimage to the mountaintop, Harvard Sitkoff

Label
King : pilgrimage to the mountaintop
Title
King
Title remainder
pilgrimage to the mountaintop
Statement of responsibility
Harvard Sitkoff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Might Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest accomplishments have been ahead of him? His murder in April 1968 did far more than cut tragically short the life of one of America's most remarkable civil rights leaders. In this concise biography, Harvard Sitkoff presents a stunningly relevant King. The 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, King's 1963 soul-stirring address from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and the 1965 history-altering Selma march are all recounted. But these are not treated as predetermined high points in a life celebrated for its role in a civil rights struggle too many Americans have quickly relegated to the past. Carefully presented alongside King's successes are his failures - as an organizer in Albany, Georgia, and St. Augustine, Florida; as a leader of ever more strident activists; as a husband. Together, high and low points are interwoven to capture King's lifelong struggle, through disappointment and epiphany, with his own injunction: "Let us be Christian in all our actions." By telling King's life as one on the verge of reaching its fullest fulfillment, Sitkoff powerfully shows where King's faith and activism were leading him - to a direct confrontation with a president over an immoral war and with an America blind to its complicity in economic injustice
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
KZF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sitkoff, Harvard
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
S585 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • Baptists
  • African Americans
Label
King : pilgrimage to the mountaintop, Harvard Sitkoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-251) and index
Contents
Educating a preacher King, 1929-54 -- Baptism by fire, 1955-56 -- These humble children of God, 1957-62 -- Confronting the conscience of America, 1963 -- Redemption and crisis, 1964 -- We shall overcome, 1965 -- The road to Jericho via Chicago, 1966 -- Seeing Lazarus, 1967-68
Control code
ocn301745588
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 270 p.
Isbn
9780809063499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)301745588
Label
King : pilgrimage to the mountaintop, Harvard Sitkoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-251) and index
Contents
Educating a preacher King, 1929-54 -- Baptism by fire, 1955-56 -- These humble children of God, 1957-62 -- Confronting the conscience of America, 1963 -- Redemption and crisis, 1964 -- We shall overcome, 1965 -- The road to Jericho via Chicago, 1966 -- Seeing Lazarus, 1967-68
Control code
ocn301745588
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xv, 270 p.
Isbn
9780809063499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)301745588

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