The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.: v. 1: Called to Serve, January 1929 - June 1951 by Martin Luther King (Hardback, 1992)
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- DescriptionMore than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas - his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nviolent struggle 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 The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, that constitute his intellectual legacy are w preserved in this authoritative, chrologically arranged, multi-volume edition. Faithfully reproducing the texts of his letters, speeches, sermons, student papers, and articles, this edition has equal. Volume One contains many previously unpublished documents beginning with the letters King wrote to his mother and father during his childhood. We read firsthand his surprise and delight in his first encounter (during a trip to Connecticut) with the less segregated conditions in the North. Through his student essays and exams, we discover King's doubts about the religion of his father and we can trace his theological development. We learn of his longing for the emotional conversion experience that he witnessed others undergoing, and we follow his search to kw God through study at theological seminaries. Throughout the first volume, we are treated to tantalizing hints of his mature rhetorical abilities, as in his 1945 letter to the Atlanta Constitution that spoke out against white racism. Each volume in this series contains an introductory essay that traces the biographical details of Dr. King's life during the period covered. Ample antations accompany the documents. Each volume also contains a chrology of key events in his life and a Calendar of Documents that lists all important, extant documents authored by King or by others, including those that are t trnascribed in the document itself. The preparation of this edition is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta with Stanford University and Emory University.
- Author BiographyClayborne Carson is Director and Senior Editor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project. A history professor at Stanford University, he is the author of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (1981), and editor of Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) and Malcolm X: The FBI File (1991).
- Author(s)Martin Luther King
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication09/01/1992
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleMartin Luther King Papers
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Note24 black-and-white photographs
- Weight1375 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Edited byClayborne Carson
- Volume editorPenny A. Russell,R.E. Luker,Ralph Luker
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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