Ich habe einen Traum


Author: Martin Luther King

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491450257

Category: African Americans

Page: 140

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Gospel of Freedom

Martin Luther King, Jr.Â?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.

Martin Luther King, Jr

A Biography


Author: Roger Bruns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313336867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 8723

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 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: 555

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr

A Man who Changed Things


Author: Carol Greene

Publisher: Children's Press(CT)

ISBN: 9780516042053

Category: African Americans

Page: 45

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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.

Swing Time



Author: Zadie Smith

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462316001

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7981

»Nicht nur Freundschaft, sondern die ganze verrückte, ungerechte Welt wird einem präzisen prüfenden Blick unterzogen.« New York Magazine.Beim Tanzunterricht lernen sich zwei kleine Mädchen kennen und werden Freundinnen. Beide träumen davon, Tänzerinnen zu werden. Doch nur die eine hat Talent. Die andere hat Ideen: über Rhythmus und Zeit, über schwarze Haut und schwarze Musik, über Stammeszugehörigkeit, Milieu, Bildung und Chancengleichheit. Als sich die beiden Mädchen zum ersten Mal begegnen, fühlen sie sich sofort zueinander hingezogen. Die gleiche Leidenschaft fürs Tanzen und für Musicals verbindet sie, doch auch derselbe Londoner Vorort und die Hautfarbe. Ihre Wege trennen sich, als Tracey tatsächlich Tänzerin wird und erste Rollen in Musicals bekommt. Ihre Freundin wiederum jettet als Assistentin der berühmten Sängerin Aimee um die Welt. Als Aimee in Afrika eine Schule gründen will, reist sie ihr voraus und lässt sich durch das Land, in dem ihre Wurzeln liegen, verzaubern und aus dem Rhythmus bringen. Dieser grandiose Roman von Zadie Smith, der in den USA und in Großbritannien von Presse und Publikum gefeiert wird, erzählt am Beispiel zweier Freundinnen vom Siegen und Scheitern, vom Beginnen und Enden. »Bewegend, lustig und wahrhaftig analysiert dieser Roman mit der Eleganz von Fred Astaire oder Michael Jackson Themen wie Hautfarbe und Weltpolitik.« Kirkus Reviews

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

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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.

Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos Or Community?


Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.,Coretta Scott King,Vincent Harding

Publisher: King Legacy

ISBN: 9780807000670

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 9144

The celebrated civil rights leader outlines the trends in the African American struggle during the sixties, and pleads for peaceful coexistence between the African American and white communities.

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: 2213

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.'s Last 31 Hours


Author: Joseph Rosenbloom

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 8778

An “immersive, humanizing, and demystifying” (Charles Blow, New York Times) look at the final hours of Dr. King’s life as he seeks to revive the non-violent civil rights movement and push to end poverty in America. At 10:33 a.m. on April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., landed in Memphis on a flight from Atlanta. A march that he had led in Memphis six days earlier to support striking garbage workers had turned into a riot, and King was returning to prove that he could lead a violence-free protest. King’s reputation as a credible, non-violent leader of the civil rights movement was in jeopardy just as he was launching the Poor Peoples Campaign. He was calling for massive civil disobedience in the nation’s capital to pressure lawmakers to enact sweeping anti-poverty legislation. But King didn’t live long enough to lead the protest. He was fatally shot at 6:01 p.m. on April 4 in Memphis. Redemption is an intimate look at the last thirty-one hours and twenty-eight minutes of King’s life. King was exhausted from a brutal speaking schedule. He was being denounced in the press and by political leaders as an agent of violence. He was facing dissent even within the civil rights movement and among his own staff at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In Memphis, a federal court injunction was barring him from marching. As threats against King mounted, he feared an imminent, violent death. The risks were enormous, the pressure intense. On the stormy night of April 3, King gathered the strength to speak at a rally on behalf of sanitation workers. The “Mountaintop Speech,” an eloquent and passionate appeal for workers’ rights and economic justice, exhibited his oratorical mastery at its finest. Redemption draws on dozens of interviews by the author with people who were immersed in the Memphis events, features recently released documents from Atlanta archives, and includes compelling photos. The fresh material reveals untold facets of the story including a never-before-reported lapse by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. It unveils financial and logistical dilemmas, and recounts the emotional and marital pressures that were bedeviling King. Also revealed is what his assassin, James Earl Ray, was doing in Memphis during the same time and how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled Ray to construct a sniper’s nest and shoot King. Original and riveting, Redemption relives the drama of King’s final hours.

Ein anderes Brooklyn



Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492991009

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4542

Zur Beerdigung ihres Vaters kehrt die junge Anthropologin August zurück nach New York, Stadt ihrer Kindheit. Hier, auf den Straßen Brooklyns, ist sie aufgewachsen. Hier hat sie Angela, Gigi und Sylvia getroffen, ihre drei Freundinnen, mit denen sie unzertrennlich über das glühende Pflaster Brooklyns der 70er-Jahre zog. Weiße verließen das Viertel, Drogendealer und traumatisierte Vietnamveteranen waren ihre Nachbarn, doch mit ihren Freundinnen fühlte sich August unverwundbar. Nichts schien unmöglich, wenn sie nur zusammenhielten. Doch haben sie dieser Welt etwas entgegenzusetzen? – »Ein anderes Brooklyn«, Finalist für den National Book Award, stand auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste und wurde hymnisch besprochen. Eindringlich und poetisch erzählt es von Freundschaft, Erinnerung und Aufwachsen in einem Brooklyn, das es so nicht mehr gibt.

Die Mächtigen



Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783746627519


Page: 512

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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: 442

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.

Westlich des Sunset


Author: Stewart O'Nan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644042314

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6379

Ein fesselnder Roman über die Traumfabrik Hollywood und die letzten drei Lebensjahre des berühmten amerikanischen Schriftstellers Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Mit Der große Gatsby hatte er Weltruf erlangt. Doch das ist lange her. Als er einundvierzigjährig in Hollywood ankommt, scheint seine Alkoholsucht unbezähmbar, seine Frau Zelda lebt, mit einer offenbar unheilbaren bipolaren Störung, in einer psychiatrischen Klinik in Montgomery, das Verhältnis zu seiner Tochter Alabama ist schlecht. Er zieht in die Villenanlage Garden of Allah, wo sich abends eine muntere Schar aus den umliegenden Hollywood Hills am Pool trifft: Humphrey Bogart, Valentino, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson, die Marx Brothers, u. a. Man ist, beginnt man dieses Buch zu lesen, gleich mitten drin in dieser farbigen Welt der Stars, im Reich der Superreichen und Erfolgreichen, um Zeuge zu werden, wie Fitzgerald sich als zweifelnder Beobachter zu behaupten versucht und in der Klatschreporterin Sheilah Graham noch einmal eine große Liebe findet. Eine universelle Geschichte über den Kampf des Künstlers um sein kreatives Potential, gegen die Nichtigkeit des Lebens und die Macht des Todes, aber auch über die persönliche Tragik eines Mannes, der alles hatte, Reichtum, Ruhm, Glück, alles verlor und am Ende seines Lebens um seine persönliche Integrität kämpfen muss. O'Nan macht daraus ein packendes Drama. Und dazu die farbige Szenerie, die Stars, die Gelage am Hotelpool, die nächtliche Brandung des Ozeans bei Mondschein, die Filmkulissen in den Studios, wo sogar die Palmen aus Pappe sind.

I Am a Man!

Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement


Author: Steve Estes

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807876336

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 5617

The civil rights movement was first and foremost a struggle for racial equality, but questions of gender lay deeply embedded within this struggle. Steve Estes explores key groups, leaders, and events in the movement to understand how activists used race and manhood to articulate their visions of what American society should be. Estes demonstrates that, at crucial turning points in the movement, both segregationists and civil rights activists harnessed masculinist rhetoric, tapping into implicit assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality. Estes begins with an analysis of the role of black men in World War II and then examines the segregationists, who demonized black male sexuality and galvanized white men behind the ideal of southern honor. He then explores the militant new models of manhood espoused by civil rights activists such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., and groups such as the Nation of Islam, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and the Black Panther Party. Reliance on masculinist organizing strategies had both positive and negative consequences, Estes concludes. Tracing these strategies from the integration of the U.S. military in the 1940s through the Million Man March in the 1990s, he shows that masculinism rallied men to action but left unchallenged many of the patriarchal assumptions that underlay American society.