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King: A Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
As one of the most revered civil rights leaders in history, Martin Luther King Jr. holds a permanent place in the collective American memory. From his leadership of a successful year long Alabama bus boycott in 1955, to his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, to his assassination in Memphis in 1968, King was an unyielding warrior for social justice. KING is the fi ...more
Published November 6th 2000 by Studio
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May 15, 2008 Kate rated it 5 of 5 stars
This is a beautiful book filled with photographs from a man who started out as a volunteer photographer of the civil rights movement. Because King was the defining moral force of my life, I treasure this book and pull it out at least twice a year--once on King's birthday and once on that awful April day which is the anniversary of his murder. The pictures are worth more than a thousand words. They are priceless.
Charles R. Johnson is an American scholar and author of novels, short stories, and essays. Johnson, an African-American, has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as Middle Passage and Dreamer. Johnson first came to prominence in the 1960s as a political cartoonist, at which time he was also involved in radical politics. In 1970, he published a collection of cartoon ...more