Martin Luther King, Jr. ; edited, with introductions by Michael K. Honey.
Boston : Beacon Press, 
An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice Â People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of a financial system that puts profits before people, King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore his relevance for today. They help us imagine King anew: as a human rights leader whose commitment to unions and an end to poverty was a crucial part of his civil rights agenda. Â Covering all the civil rights movement highlights-Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis-award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces King’s dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of these speeches will be new to most readers. The collection begins with King’s lectures to unions in the 1960s and includes his addresses during his Poor People’s Campaign, culminating with his momentous “Mountaintop” speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis. Unprecedented and timely, “All Labor Has Dignity” will more fully restore our understanding of King’s lasting vision of economic justice, bringing his demand for equality right into the present. Â
Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation
Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
"I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on that hot August day in 1963, the crowd stood electrified as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. That speech is commonly regarded, along the Gettysburg Address and Franklin D. Roosevelt's Infamy Speech, as one of the finest in American history. Behind the Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones, a co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King himself. Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the time, and hammering out the ideas that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.
Hellhound on his trail : [the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin]
New York : Random House Audio, p2010.
From the acclaimed bestselling author of "Ghost Soldiers" and "Blood and Thunder," a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history.
Roads to Memphis : the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
an Insignia Films production for American experience ; directed by Stephen Ives ; produced by Amanda Pollak; written by Michelle Ferrari.
[Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation : PBS Distribution, 
Title from container.
Public performance rights included.
Videodisc release of an episode of the television program American Experience, produced in 2010.
Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year.
Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin
New York : Doubleday, c2010.
From the acclaimed bestselling author ofGhost SoldiersandBlood and Thunder, a taut, intense narrative about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the largest manhunt in American history. On April 23, 1967, Prisoner #416J, an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary, escaped in a breadbox. Fashioning himself Eric Galt, this nondescript thief and con man-whose real name was James Earl Ray-drifted through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he was galvanized by George Wallacersquo;s racist presidential campaign. On February 1, 1968, two Memphis garbage men were crushed to death in their hydraulic truck, provoking the exclusively African American workforce to go on strike. Hoping to resuscitate his faltering crusade, King joined the sanitation workersrsquo; cause, but their march down Beale Street, the historic avenue of the blues, turned violent. Humiliated, King fatefully vowed to return to Memphis in April. With relentless storytelling drive, Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel when the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of Kingrsquo;s funeral, Sides gives us a riveting cross-cut narrative of the assassinrsquo;s flight and the sixty-five-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England-a massive manhunt ironically led by Hooverrsquo;s FBI. Magnificent in scope, drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates one of the darkest hours in American life-an example of how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great. From the Hardcover edition.
Ho Che Anderson has spent over 10 years researching, writing, and drawing King , a monumental graphic biography that liberates Martin Luther King Jr. from the saintly, one-dimensional, hagiographic image so prevalent in pop culture. Here is KingĂ˘Â€Â”father, husband, politician, deal broker, idealist, pragmatist, inspiration to millionsĂ˘Â€Â”brought to vivid, flesh-and-blood life. Out of print since 2006, King is Fantagraphics' most-requested reprint. In recognition of the advances made in American social equality that has made it possible to elect AmericaĂ˘Â€Â™s first black President, Fantagraphics Books is publishing King: The Special Edition , a newly designed volume that includes the original 240-page graphic biography, as well as nearly a hundred additional pages of Ă˘Â€Âśextras,Ă˘Â€Âť including: Ă˘Â€ÂśBlack DogsĂ˘Â€Âť is a 14-page prelude to King , a dialogue between a young black couple expecting a child, living in LA in the aftermath of the Rodney King upheaval, a raw and inflected conversation between husband and wife and their racial attitudes in a post-King world; Excerpts from the diary and notebook the author kept when researching and writing King , with interstitial notes written specifically for this volume commenting on the method he used to conceived and execute the book; Preparatory sketches, discarded images and pages, an interview conducted at the time of the third volumeĂ˘Â€Â™s publication, and excerpts from the draft of the script; An epilogue titled Ă˘Â€ÂśAssassin,Ă˘Â€Âť written and drawn for this new edition, in which Anderson explores the question of whether James Earl Ray actually shot King. Caroline Longstreet, one of the observers who comments on KingĂ˘Â€Â™s life throughout the book, is obsessed with the assassination, wonĂ˘Â€Â™t let it rest, and pursues her own private investigation and ultimately confronts the reasons why itĂ˘Â€Â™s held her in its grip so long. AndersonĂ˘Â€Â™s biography traces KingĂ˘Â€Â™s life from his childhood in Atlanta and his education at Booker T. Washington High School, and his subsequent centrality to the civil rights movement when, in 1955, he organized the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott; his founding of the Southern Christian leadership Conference in 1957; his Nobel Prize in 1964; his help in organizing the 1966 March on Washington and his Ă˘Â€ÂśI Have a DreamĂ˘Â€Âť speech; and the tragic moment on April 4, 1968 when he was shot dead on the balcony of the Loraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. AndersonĂ˘Â€Â™s expressionistic visual style is wrought with dramatic energy; panels evoke a painterly attention to detail but whose juxtapositions propel KingĂ˘Â€Â™s story with cinematic momentum. AndersonĂ˘Â€Â™s successful use of the comics form to tell a major work of nonfiction has drawn favorable comparisons to Art SpiegelmanĂ˘Â€Â™s Maus: A SurvivorĂ˘Â€Â™s Tale and Joe SaccoĂ˘Â€Â™s Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 . King won a 1995 ParentsĂ˘Â€Â™ Choice Award.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Scholars universally acknowledge the role that Christian belief played in the social movement engendered by Martin Luther King Jr. Yet few have actually delved into the complexity of King's theology itself. The centrality of one aspect of his theology in particular - imago Dei, the belief that human beings are made in God's image - has been surprisingly overlooked. In this book, Richard W. Wills Sr. offers a comprehensive analysis of King's appeal for civil rights by investigating his understanding of imago Dei. Wills begins by tracing the evolution of this idea through the history of Christian thought, showing the intellectual sources King drew on in constructing his own beliefs. Wills then demonstrates how King employed this idea in his civil rights work. The belief that we are all made in God's image was crucial, Wills shows, to King's understanding of human nature and equality. While King shared with many of his black church forebears the view that humanity's creation by God was a powerful argument for the equality of all people, he also took the concept much further. For King, being made in God's image meant that human beings have not only the right but also the power to reshape society and to build a "beloved community" on earth. Though explicitly grounded in Christian faith, the doctrine of imago Dei provided King with a theological rationale that was capable of addressing the needs of the community well beyond the walls of churches. Wills's thorough reconsideration King's thought makes the case for his importance as a theologian. It convincingly demonstrates that the concept of imago Dei formed the heart of his theology and, in turn, that his theology was central to the unfolding of the civil rights movement.
McCarty (Georgia Humanities Council) has written a variety of articles for the New Georgia Encyclopedia) and serves as state coordinator for the National History Day in Georgia. She offers high school students and general readers an accessible biography of the complete life of the wife and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.--Coretta Scott King--recognized in her home state of Alabama as the "First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement." In addition to the biography, the text contains a timeline of events in King's life and a list of selected resources for further research/reading. Illustrated with 14 b #38;w photographs. Annotation #169;2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)