Cover image for Martin Luther King, Jr. : a documentary, Montgomery to Memphis
Title:
Martin Luther King, Jr. : a documentary, Montgomery to Memphis
Author:
Schulke, Flip, 1930-2008.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Norton, [1976]

©1976
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393074871

9780393074925
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This account of the civil rights movement led by King is based on a film documentary.


Summary

This book is a pictorial record of Dr. King's leadership in the nonviolent movement for racial equality and human dignity from the boycott of segregated busing in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 until his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968. The commentary accompanying the photographs includes a chronology of Dr. King's career and the texts of his major addresses.


Author Notes

Writer and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King was born in Heiberger, Alabama, on April 27, 1927. She studied music at Antioch College and the New England Conservatory of Music. She married Martin Luther King, Jr. on June 18, 1953. Coretta Scott King taught and did fundraising for the civil rights movement. When her husband was killed in April, 1968, she took a more active role as a civil rights leader, beginning with her speech on Solidarity Day, June 19, 1968.

King has devoted time to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where she has served as president and chief executive officer. She also established the Coretta Scott King Award in conjunction with the American Library Association to honor outstanding and inspirational contributions by an African American author and an African American illustrator. She published her memoir, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1969. She died on January 31, 2006 at the age of 78.

(Bowker Author Biography)