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Martin Luther King, Jr.

(see also African American History, Life & Values to 1968, African American Movements, Civil Rights Movement, Nonviolence Movement & Liberation Theology: US)

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On the Web: Articles

A Global King: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision for World-Wide Economic Justice. The Other Side (1-2/03).

King's Movement Lives. E.J. Dionne Jr., Washington Post (1/21/03)

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Colman McCarthy's Class of Nonviolence. San Antonio Peace Center.

In the Library: Articles

Boggs, Grace Lee. "Martin & Malcolm: how shall we honor our heroes," Monthly Review 49,2 (6/97):10-19.

___________. “The beloved community of Martin Luther King,” Yes! (Spring, 2004):48-50.

Cone, James H. "Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Third World," in Marc H. Ellis & Otto Maduro (eds.) The Future of Liberation Theology (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1989), pp. 346-57; & ? Roof (ed.) World Order & Religion (Albany: SUNY, 1991), pp. 114-43.

__________. "Martin & Malcolm: integrationism & nationalism in African American religious history," in D. Hackett (ed.) Religion & American Culture (NY, 1995).

Maguire, John David. "Martin Luther King & Vietnam (May 1, 1967)," in Howell & Lindermayer (eds.) Ethics in the Present Tense (NY, 1991), pp. 6-7.

Walton, Anthony. "A dream deferred. Why Martin Luther King has yet to be heard," Harper's (8/02):67-72. Review essay on Frady, MLK Jr. & Patterson, Brown vs. Board of Education.

Williams, Preston N. "Contextualizing the faith: the African-American tradition & Martin Luther King, Jr.," in Costa (ed.) One Faith, Many Cultures (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1988), pp. 129-35.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ansbro, John J. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Making of a Mind (Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 1982).

Ayres, Alex (ed.) The Wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Meridian, 1993).

Baldwin, Lewis V. Toward The Beloved: Martin Luther King Jr. & South Africa (Cleveland: Pilgrim, 1995).

___________. The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (South Bend IN: Notre Dame, 2002). Focuses clearly on King's prophetic uniting of moral & religious conviction with political activity.

Bass, S. Jonathan. Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, & the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (Baton Rouge: LSU, 2001).

Carson, Clayborne (ed.) The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Intellectual Properties Management, 1998).

__________ & Peter Holloran (eds.). A Knock at Midnmight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Intellectual Properties Management, 1998).

__________ & Kris Shepard (eds.) A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Intellectual Properties Management, 2001).

__________ et al. (eds.) The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. (5 vols.; Berkeley: U. California, 1992-2000).

Clark, Kenneth. King, Malcolm, Baldwin: Three Interviews (Middletown CT: Wesleyan U, 1985).

Cone, James H. Martin & Malcolm in America: A Dream or a Nightmare? (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1991).

Dyson, Michael Eric. I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Free Press, 2000).

Hansen, Drew. The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. & the Speech that Inspired a Nation (NY: Harper Collins, 2003).

Harding, Vincent. Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1996).

Harrison, Deloris. We Shall Live in Peace: The Teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Hawthorn, 1968).

Haskins, Lotte (ed.) I Have A Dream: The Quotations of Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Grosset, 1968).

Keto, C. Tsehloane (ed.) Speeches About King (Philadelphia: Temple, 1988). Includes memorable speeches interpreting King's work in the Civil Rights Movement by H. Patrick Swygert, Molefe K. Asante & Vincent Harding.

King, Coretta Scott (ed.) The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: Newmarket, 1987).

__________. The Martin Luther King, Jr., Companion: Quotations from the Speeches, Essays & Books of Martin Luther King, Jr. (NY: St. Martin's, 1993).

King, Martin Luther Jr. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story(NY: Ballantine, 1958).

__________. The Measure of a Man (Philadelphia: Christian Education, 1959).

__________. Strength to Love (Cleveland: Fount, 1963).

_________. Letter from the Birmingham Jail [1963] (San Francisco: Harper, 1994).

__________. Why We Can't Wait (NY: Signet, 1964).

__________. I Have a Dream: Writings & Speeches that Changed the World (ed. James Washington; San Francisco: Harper, 199).

__________. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings & Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. (San Francisco: Harper, 1991).

__________. Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community? (NY: Harper & Row, 1967).

__________. The Trumpet of Conscience (NY: Harper & Row, 1967).

__________. Appeal for an International Boycott of South Africa (NY: UN Centre Against Apartheid, 1982).

__________. Beyond Vietnam: A Prophecy for the 80s (NY: Clergy & Laity Concerned, 1982).


Lincoln, C. Eric (ed.) Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Profile (NY, 1970).

Melanson, Philip. Who Killed Martin Luther King? (Berkeley CA: Odonian, 1993).

Moses, Greg. Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence (NY, 1997).

Oates, Stephen B. Let the Trumpet Sound! A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. [1984] (NY: HarperPerennial, 1994).

Smith, Kenneth L. & Ira G. Zepp. Search for the Beloved Community: The Thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Lanham MD: University Press of America, 1987).

Zepp, Ira G. The Social Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Brooklyn, 1989).

In the Library: Fiction

Vonnegut, Kurt. God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian (NY: Seven Stories, 1999).

In the Library: For Young Readers

Davis, Ossie. Just Like Martin (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Photography

Mitchell, Roland. A Martin Luther King Treasury. Photos (Yonkers NY: Educational Heritage, 1964).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Black Power -- White Backlash" [2000], CBS production, 56m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"In Remembrance of Martin" [1988], by Idanha Films, 60m. From PBS Video.

"King" [1978], dir. Abby Mann, 300m.

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