Martin Luther King, Jr.

The autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

edited by Clayborne Carson.


Celebrated Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the director and editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project; with thousands of King's essays, notes, letters, speeches, and sermons at his disposal, Carson has organized King's writings into a posthumous autobiography. In an early student essay, King prophetically penned: "We cannot have an enlightened democracy with one great group living in ignorance.... We cannot have a nation o...

Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin

Hampton Sides.

History, Nonfiction

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers and Blood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man-whose real name was James Earl Ray-drifted through the South, into M...

I may not get there with you : the true Martin Luther King, Jr.

Michael Eric Dyson

History, Nonfiction

A private citizen who transformed the world around him, Martin Luther King, Jr., was arguably the greatest American who ever lived. Now, after more than thirty years, few people understand how truly radical he was. In this groundbreaking examination of the man and his legacy, provocative author, lecturer, and professor Michael Eric Dyson restores King's true vitality and complexity and challenges us to embrace the very contradictions that make Ki...

Marching for freedom : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary

Elizabeth Partridge.

History, Nonfiction

An award-winning author leads readers straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery in 1965. Photos.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marshall Frady.


As a young journalist in the South in the 1960s, Marshall Frady walked the hot sidewalks, sat in crowded churches and courtrooms, and interviewed prominent civil rights leaders. Now the critically acclaimed biographer joins the bestselling Penguin Livesseries to profile the man whose spiritual and political leadership has gained him an indelible place in twentieth-century history. In the masterly and riveting Martin Luther King, Jr., Frady draws ...

Mine eyes have seen : bearing witness to the struggle for Civil Rights

Bob Adelman, photographs ; Charles Johnson, essays.

History, Nonfiction

Stirring and triumphant photographs taken by "LIFE" photographer Adelman evoke the heady days of the Civil Rights Movement when America faced its worst nightmare only a generation ago. Concluding on a note of celebration, the photographs reveal ever-increasing signs of racial reconciliation.

Profiles in humanity : the battle for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights

Warren I. Cohen.

History, Nonfiction

This compelling book tells the inspirational stories of men and women who fought for peace, freedom, equality, and human rights throughout the twentieth century. Often at great personal risk, they did what they could to alleviate the suffering caused by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao; by racists in America and South Africa; and those who would oppress women everywhere. Tracing the lives of the unsung and the famous, Cohen retraces the lives of such figu...

MLK a call to conscience

directed by Allan Palmer ; written by Jacoba Atlas ; producer Sasheen Artis.

History, Nonfiction

This episode delves into one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest speeches, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," which Dr. King delivered on April 4, 1967. Today this speech is acknowledged to be one of the most powerful ever written by Dr. King and Smiley deconstructs the meaning of the speech, as well as put it in a contemporary context, particularly in light of our nation’s current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : the essential box set the landmark speeches and sermons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

edited by Clayborne Carson, Peter Holloran, and Kris Shepard.

History, Nonfiction

All of the landmark speeches of the great orator and American leader are in this collection. The set contains recordings previously included on "A Call to Conscience" and "A Knock at Midnight."

Voices of civil rights

The History Channel ; A&E Television Networks.


History, Nonfiction

Martin Luther King, JR. : I Have a Dream

by Jacqueline A. Ball

Nonfiction, History

Features highlights of major speeches given by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Speeches included are: Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC (28 August 1963); Brown Chapel, Selma, Alabama (8 March 1965); Final Speech, day before Dr King's Assassination (3 April 1968); Robert F Kennedy Eulogy (4 Paril 1968).