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Title:
Martin Luther King, Jr., spirit-led prophet : a biography
Author:
Deats, Richard L., 1932-
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Publication Information:
Hyde Park, N.Y. : New City Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
158 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781565480971
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Book

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Summary

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Uniquely tells the compelling story of Martin Luther King from the perspective of his faith.


Author Notes

Richard Deats is from southern United States. He was influenced by King while in college and has subsequently had a life-long commitment to eivil rights


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In this unusual biography, readers will learn more about the spiritual King, whose faith in Jesus Christ was the foundation for his life and legacy. Author Deats (editor of Fellowship magazine) briefly met King, studied under King's professors at Boston University School of Theology and eventually worked with King's wife, Coretta (who wrote the foreword). Deats reveals the behind-the-scenes events that informed King's "turn the other cheek" approach to peaceful change. From bus segregation in Montgomery to the Selma campaign for voting rights, King inspired blacks and whites across America to dream of a "Beloved Community" whose watchwords were morality, respect and equality. As a biography, this text will enlighten readers with one real-life example after another. In one instance, King's religious beliefs led him and his family to relocate to the slums of Chicago to protest against the abject poverty that abounded in the urban North. Working tirelessly to bring about economic equality for African-Americans, King also invested time and energy converting local gang members to his nonviolent movement. The author includes a helpful chronology at the end of the book that succinctly highlights the major events of King's life. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Coretta Scott King
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 13
The Call to and Preparation for Ministryp. 17
Son of the Black Churchp. 25
The Providential Choice of Montgomeryp. 31
The Kitchen Prayer: Assurance out of Anguishp. 37
The Way of Nonviolencep. 43
Beyond Montgomeryp. 53
The Sit-ins and the Freedom Ridesp. 59
The Birmingham Campaignp. 65
On the National Stagep. 79
Marching from Selma to Montgomeryp. 93
Carrying the Movement Northp. 107
White Backlash, Black Power and the War in Vietnamp. 111
The Humor of Martin Kingp. 115
A Revolution of Values: The Triple Evils Confrontedp. 119
The Beloved Communityp. 123
The Poor People's Campaignp. 127
Memphis: The Final Campaignp. 133
The World Grieves Its Fallen Prophetp. 139
Epiloguep. 143
Chronologyp. 145
Sourcesp. 149
Selected Bibliographyp. 151
Acknowledgmentsp. 153
Indexp. 155