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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Books

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Books in the PCC Library about Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Becoming King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader by Troy Jackson. E 185.97 .K5 J343 2008

April 4, 1968 by Michael Eric Dyson. E185.97.K5 D96 2008

Going Down Jericho Road by Michael K. Honey. HD5325.S2572 1968 M465 2007 

At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years 1965-1968 by Taylor Branch. 973.92 B 7-3

Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement by Jill Karson (Editor). E185 .L43 2005 

To the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sacred Mission to Save America, 1955-1968 by Stewart Burns, 2004. E185.97.K5 B798 2004 

Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1950s and 1960s: A Brief History with Documents by David Howard-Pitney, editor, 2004. E185.61 .H85 2004

Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King by William F. Pepper, 2003. 323.4092 K2-53

Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: the Boundaries of Law, Politics, and Religion by Lewis V. Baldwin et al. 2002. 323.4092 K 2-51

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Marshall Frady, 2002. 323.4092 K 2-48

King Came Preaching: the Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mervyn A. Warren, 2001. 323.4092 K 2-50

America Reborn: a Twentieth-century Narrative in Twenty-six Lives by Martin Walker, 2000. 920.073 W 8

I May Not Get There With You: the True Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson, 2000. 323.4092 K 2-45

King: the Photobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Charles Richard Johnson, 2000. 323.4092 K 2-46

Community, Violence, and Peace : Aldo Leopold, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gautama the Buddha in the Twenty-first Century by A. L. Herman, 1999. 303.6 H 1

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65 by Taylor Branch, 1998. 973.92 B 7-2

Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Claiborne Carson, 1998. 323.4092 K 2-42

Last Crusade: Martin Luther King, Jr., the FBI, and the Poor People's Campaign by Gerald D. McKnight, 1998. 323.1196 M2

Toward a Theology of Radical Involvement: the Theological Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Luther D. Ivory, 1997. 323.4092 K 2-44

Martin Luther King, the Inconvenient Hero by Vincent Harding, 1996. 323.4092 K 2-43

Words of Martin Luther King Junior selected by Coretta Scott King, 1996. 323.4092 K 1-12

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Adam Fairclough, 1995. 323.4092 K 2-35

He Had a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement by Flip Schulke, 1995. 323.4029 K 2-34

King Among the Theologians by Noel Leo Erskine; foreword by Bernice A. King, 1994. 323.4092 K 2-39

Northern Protest: Martin Luther King, Jr., Chicago, and the Civil Rights Movement by James R. Ralph Jr., 1993. 323.4092 K 2-36

We Shall Overcome: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Freedom Struggle, edited by Peter J. Albert and Ronald Hoffman, 1990. 323.4092 K 2-32

Black Leadership in America: from Booker T. Washington to Jesse Jackson by John White, 1990. 973.0496 W 3

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch, 1988. 973.92 B 7

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Apostle of Militant Nonviolence by James A. Colaiaco,1988. 323.4092 K 2-26

Martin Luther King, Jr.: a Profile, edited by C. Eric Lincoln. 323.4092 K 2-5 1984

Code Name "Zorro”: the Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mark Lane, Dick Gregory, 1977. 323.4092 K 2-22

The King God Didn't Save; Reflections on the Life and Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., by John A. Williams. 323.4092 K 2-9

I Have a Dream: the Life and Times of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Lenwood G. Davis, 1969. 323.4092 K 2-11

My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Coretta Scott King, 1969. 323.4092 K 2

To Kill a Black Man by Louis E. Lomax, 1968. 301.45 L 8

What Manner of Man; a Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. With an introd. by Benjamin E. Mays. Bennett, Lerone, 1964. 323.4092 K2-2

Selection of Newer Books