On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches.
On October 14, 1964, King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.In 1965, he helped organize the Selma to Montgomery marches.So here's King, sporting his trademark mustache and wearing a mini-black suit and tie, as a child in segregated Georgia, then a minister, then leader of nonviolent civil disobedience actions and marches to effect change.
Now, in a special volume commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawn from a comprehensive collection Early years -- Morehouse College -- Crozer Seminary -- Boston University -- Coretta -- Dexter Avenue Baptist Church -- Montgomery movement begins -- The violence of desperate men -- Desegregation at last -- The expanding struggle -- Birth of a new nation -- Brush with death -- Pilgrimage to nonviolence -- The sit-in movement -- Atlanta arrest and presidential politics -- The Albany movement -- The Birmingham campaign -- Letter from Birmingham Jail -- Freedom now!
-- March on Washington -- Death of illusions -- St.
When King was a child, he befriended a white boy whose father owned a business near his family's home.
When the boys were six, they started school: King had to attend a school for African Americans, and the other boy went to one for whites (public schools were among the facilities segregated by state law).
The following year, he and the SCLC took the movement north to Chicago to work on segregated housing.
In his final years, he expanded his focus to include opposition towards poverty and the Vietnam War.
When someone shows you violence, show them kindness." Actual quotes from King: "The time is always right to do right." "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Police beatings and the famous water hoses and attack dogs turned against child protesters are referred to but not shown.
"Enraged that we were not giving up, the chief of police told the firemen to spray the children with water hoses and attack them with dogs." is the eighth book in author and History Channel host Brad Meltzer's Ordinary People Change the World picture book biography series, which includes books on Abraham Lincoln, Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, and Lucille Ball.
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