King Remembered

Flip Schulke, Author, Penelope O. McPhee, Author, Peneolope O. McPhee, With W. W. Norton & Company $22.95 (303p) ISBN 978-0-393-02256-8
Through an empathetic biography and comprehensive collection of photographs, the authorsSchulke, a photojournalist who covered the '60s civil rights struggles, and McPhee, a writerpay a quiet, moving tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. and his passion for nonviolent social change. This volume chronicles his life, from birth in segregated Atlanta, to education in Boston, to assassination in 1968 in Memphis, where he was supporting striking garbage collectors. It also documents the events that significantly changed Southern societyMontgomery's bus boycott, Birmingham's Project ""C,'' Selma's bloody race riots. The authors judiciously blend King's eloquent words, culled from speeches, with the recollections of his closest associates, such as Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson. The result is a readable, intimate portrait. BOMC selection. January
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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