I Am Martin Luther King, Jr


Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Dial Books

ISBN: 0525428526


Page: 40

View: 7259

"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--



Author: Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Publisher: N.A


Category: African American civil rights workers

Page: 192

View: 2144

Martin Luther King Jr., Homosexuality, and the Early Gay Rights Movement

Keeping the Dream Straight?


Author: Michael G. Long,Desmond Tutu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137275529

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 9784

Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume I

Called to Serve, January 1929-June 1951


Author: Martin Luther King,Clayborne Carson,Ralph E. Luker,Peter Holloran,Penny A. Russell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 510

View: 4513

The first volume of a chronologically arranged collection of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings contains an introductory, biographical essay as well as annotated letters and documents that depict the origins of the leader's social consciousness.

Martin Luther King, Jr

A Man who Changed Things


Author: Carol Greene

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780516042053

Category: African Americans

Page: 45

View: 8415

A simple biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader who helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

A Catalog of Music Written in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr


Author: Anthony McDonald

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881985

Category: Music

Page: 189

View: 2798

McDonald organizes and makes available information on music appropriate for concerts performed by a symphony orchestra, school music department, church choir, or solo performer in celebration of Martin Luther King Day or Black History Month. His selections include not only music written specifically in honor of King but also about other Americans associated with the struggle for equality and freedom, such as Abraham Lincoln, Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and John F. Kennedy. He also includes works dealing with African American history and culture, such as William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony. The third edition includes a considerable number of revisions and updates, with many new works added. Additions include an entirely new section devoted to jazz and blues songs, an overview of Martin Luther King Day concerts with sample programs, and a discography, along with appendixes of works listed by orchestration, subject, and a list of publishers and sources.

Zwischen mir und der Welt


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 7485

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Gospel of Freedom

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation


Author: Jonathan Rieder

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162040060X

Category: History

Page: 224

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"I am in Birmingham because injustice is here," declared Martin Luther King, Jr. He had come to that city of racist terror convinced that massive protest could topple Jim Crow. But the insurgency faltered. To revive it, King made a sacrificial act on Good Friday, April 12, 1963: he was arrested. Alone in his cell, reading a newspaper, he found a statement from eight "moderate" clergymen who branded the protests extremist and "untimely." King drafted a furious rebuttal that emerged as the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"-a work that would take its place among the masterpieces of American moral argument alongside those of Thoreau and Lincoln. His insistence on the urgency of "Freedom Now" would inspire not just the marchers of Birmingham and Selma, but peaceful insurgents from Tiananmen to Tahrir Squares. Scholar Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the Letter-illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights. Rieder has interviewed King's surviving colleagues, and located rare audiotapes of King speaking in the mass meetings of 1963. Gospel of Freedom gives us a startling perspective on the Letter and the man who wrote it: an angry prophet who chastised American whites, found solace in the faith and resilience of the slaves, and knew that moral appeal without struggle never brings justice.

Das magische Baumhaus 10 - Das Rätsel der Geisterstadt


Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732005577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2946

Kein Mensch weit und breit. Das magische Baumhaus hat Philipp und Anne in eine Geisterstadt entführt. Um sie herum nur Steppe und hohe Berge. Sie sind tatsächlich im Wilden Westen! Da plötzlich kommt Hufgetrappel näher. Eine galoppierende Pferdeherde donnert an den Geschwistern vorbei. Können Philipp und Anne dem netten Cowboy Slim helfen, die wilden Mustangs einzufangen? Die beliebte Kinderbuch-Reihe von Bestsellerautorin Mary Pope Osborne! Die Geschwister Anne und Philipp reisen mit dem magischen Baumhaus durch die Zeit. Sie erleben spannende Abenteuer, entdecken ferne Länder und lernen viele berühmte Persönlichkeiten kennen.

I Have a Dream


Author: Martin Luther King Jr

Publisher: Scholastic

ISBN: 9780590205160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Die 95 Thesen


Author: Martin Luther

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849610128


Page: 26

View: 4681

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Martin Luthers 95 Thesen, in denen er gegen Missbräuche beim Ablass und besonders gegen den geschäftsmäßigen Handel mit Ablassbriefen auftrat, wurden am 31. Oktober 1517 als Beifügung an einen Brief an den Erzbischof von Mainz und Magdeburg, Albrecht von Brandenburg, das erste Mal in Umlauf gebracht. Da eine Stellungnahme Albrechts von Brandenburg ausblieb, gab Luther die Thesen an einige Bekannte weiter, die sie kurze Zeit später ohne sein Wissen veröffentlichten und damit zum Gegenstand einer öffentlichen Diskussion im gesamten Reich machten. (aus wikipedia.de)

Martin Luther King, Jr


Author: Ron Ramdin

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 9781904341826

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

View: 802

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was the dominant force in the American civil rights movement. With his genius for rhetoric and his passionate advocacy of nonviolent protest, King, Jr., much like Gandhi, is a modern icon of the possibilities of political activism which, in his times, included protest against the Vietnam War and the evils of poverty. This new biography examines King, Jr.'s influence on the struggle of suppressed minorities all over the world.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume II

Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951 - November 1955


Author: Martin Luther King,Clayborne Carson,Ralph E. Luker,Pete Holloran,Penny A. Russell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520079519

Category: History

Page: 710

View: 4370

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas—his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, his insistence on the power of nonviolence to bring about a major transformation of American society—are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multi-volume edition. Volume Two begins with King's doctoral work at Boston University and ends with his first year as pastor of the historic Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. It includes papers from his graduate courses and a fully annotated text of his dissertation. There is correspondence with people King knew in his years prior to graduate school and a transcription of the first known recording of a King sermon. We learn, too, that Boston was where King met his future wife, Coretta Scott. Accepting the call to serve Dexter, the young King followed the church's tradition of socially active pastors by becoming involved in voter registration and other social justice issues. In Montgomery he completed his doctoral work, and he and Coretta Scott began their marriage. The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. represents a testament to a man whose life and teaching have had a profound influence, not only on Americans, but on people of all nations. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project at Stanford University was established by the Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc. in 1984.

Luther and the Beloved Community

A Path for Christian Theology After Christendom


Author: Paul R. Hinlicky

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802864929

Category: Religion

Page: 405

View: 3030

Is Christian belief tenable today? Is it possible to be a creedal Christian? With the help of Martin Luther, Paul Hinlicky here explores classical Christian beliefs regarding the person and work of Christ and human nature and destiny. He also counters contemporary objections to creedal faith, from the so-called new perspective on Paul to Pope Benedict s rejection of the Augsburg Confession to the continuing challenge of Marx. Luther and the Beloved Community does not present Luther s medieval thought as a possibility for today, but does make him available for the future as a teacher of the faith and a help for tackling contemporary questions of Christian belief. According to Hinlicky, Luther is misused and misunderstood by those of his own tradition and needs to be understood not as hero of the faith but rather as the proponent of a beloved community that does not yet fully exist. In performing this makeover, Hinlicky reveals genuine new insights concealed within Luther s rhetoric.


Eine Geschichte vom Überleben


Author: Patrisse Khan-Cullors,asha bandele

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 8553

Wie viel ein schwarzes Leben zählt. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, die Mitbegründerin der neuen Bürgerrechtsbewegung #BlackLivesMatter, erzählt in diesem Buch vom Aufwachsen in einem Land, das von Armut, Ungleichheit und rassistischer Polizeigewalt geprägt ist. Sie schildert, wie sie Menschen begegnet, die entschlossen sind, Amerika zu verändern. Gemeinsam mit ihnen fordert sie eine neue Antwort auf eine alte Frage: Wie viel zählt ein schwarzes Leben? Als im Sommer 2013 der Nachbarschaftswachmann George Zimmerman, der den 17-jährigen schwarzen Schüler Trayvon Martin erschossen hat, freigesprochen wird, entsteht in den USA eine neue Bürgerrechtsbewegung unter dem Hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. In diesem Buch erzählt die Mitbegründerin ihre Geschichte. Patrisse Khan-Cullors wird in einem der ärmsten Viertel von Los Angeles geboren. Schon als kleines Mädchen erlebt sie den grundlegenden Unterschied, den ihre Hautfarbe bedeutet: in der Schule, in Freundschaften, in der Nachbarschaft. Der Zusammenhalt in ihrer Familie wird immer wieder auf die Probe gestellt – ihre Eltern, Verwandten und Geschwister kämpfen verzweifelt gegen die Folgen von Polizeigewalt, Ausbeutung in McJobs, Drogensucht, Rassismus und staatlicher Willkür. Auf dem Weg in ein selbstbestimmtes und freies Leben helfen ihr Kunst, Bildung und große Offenheit für andere Menschen. Ein Netzwerk entsteht, dessen Engagement über den Kampf gegen Rassismus hinausgeht. In eindringlicher Sprache erzählt Patrisse Khan-Cullors aus dem Alltag eines unbekannten Amerikas. Ihre zutiefst bewegende Geschichte hat eine einfache Botschaft: #BlackLivesMatter.

Joyride for Sale

Laughing and Living in Short Little Pieces


Author: Dennis Payton Knight

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480807133

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 9437

An eclectic collection, Joyride for Sale presents a compilation of short pieces from author Dennis Payton Knight. Some of the anecdotes are drawn from his experiences gathered during seventy years of living, while others are fictional exercises classified as fun and funny, and still others offer simple observations of the world. Knight tells stories about his adult life and of growing up in Laramie, Wyoming, recalling how he devoured coconuts to solve an engineering dilemma in his short career as a male belly dancer; how he dueled a mean, green-eyed girl at bumper cars; and how he created a whole new set of curse words. Joyride for Sale presents lively conversations about bands marching in tutus, jazz music, honeybees, and punching cows. Knight offers a collection of down-to-earth, wry, evocative, and optimistic narratives to help you ponder the meaning of life, celebrate the mysteries of space, and fall in love at least once a week.

Martin Luther King, Jr

A Biography


Author: Roger Bruns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313336867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 9467

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.

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Volume VII

To Save the Soul of America, January 1961 August 1962


Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282698

Category: History

Page: 752

View: 6913

Collects the personal papers of Martin Luther King Jr. from January 1961 to August 1962, that sees King stop participating in Freedom Rides and his arrest in Albany.

Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone

The Essential Writing of Hunter S. Thompson


Author: Hunter S. Thompson,Jann Wenner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439165955

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

View: 5573

Rolling Stone's editors compile highlights of Hunter's illustrious career—articles he published for them in his 35-plus years as a contributor.