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Daddy King: An Autobiography

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First-person account and rarely heard life story of the man known as Daddy King, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr.
Born in 1899 to a family of sharecroppers in Stockbridge, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Sr., came of age under the looming threat of violence at the hands of white landowners. Growing up, he watched as his family was crushed by the weight of poverty and
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Beacon Press (first published January 1st 1980)
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Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Jennifer
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Growing up, I always was aware of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for Civil Rights. I found it interesting how much his father did before he continued the movement. I hadn't realized the deep history of the movement and how it influenced the generations to come. A great story to tell and to have heard.
Bill
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very helpful book, in a roundabout way, for anyone interested in the life of MLK Jr. And I think this stands alone, as an interesting window into the life of a very accomplished minister. His story is amazing.
Juanita
Feb 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review: Daddy King by Martin Luther King Sr.

I thought this was an interesting autobiography and well written. King, Sr. writes about the struggles and pleasant times his family went through along with other Black Americans during the years of segregation. He was born in 1899 to a family of sharecroppers in Stockbridge, Georgia. As he grew he watched his family being distressed and humiliated by poverty and racism. After he was old enough he moved to Atlanta to become a preacher. However, he was
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Amerynth
I received a copy of Martin Luther King Sr.'s autobiography "Daddy King" through LT's Early Reviewers program. It is a really well written account of the struggle that black men in the south experienced under the "separate but equal" mindset as well as the dedication and time it took to get the Civil Rights movement going.

The book particularly shines in the the story of King's early life, as King pushed himself to get an education to become a preacher, as well as become a Civil Rights leader in
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Juliana Robertson
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised and very interested in this book when I received it for review. My initial reaction was one of curiosity. I was going to have an opportunity to read about the father of one of my heroes. MLK Jr., as a civil rights leader, had passion, a learned quality acquired from his father. It is interesting to get a glimpse of his father, a man known as Daddy King, as a child, minister, husband and father.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in America's deep
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Jennifer Anderson
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A book with a lot of wisdom, written from the heart. A good potential gift for people. I will share this book with others.
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