97. American Dream: Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on 3 April 2022

The story of Martin Luther King Jr. up to 1963, focusing on the development of his philosophy of nonviolence.

Further Reading

• M.L. King, Jr.,  A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches, ed. J.M Washington (San Francisco: 1991).

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Vols I-VII, ed. C. Carson et al. (Oakland: 1992-2014). 


• J.J. Ansbro, Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Making of a Mind (Maryknoll: 1984).

• L.V. Baldwin, There is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Minneapolis: 1991).

• L.V. Baldwin, To Make the Wounded Whole: The Cultural Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Minneapolis: 1992).

• S.J. Bass, Blessed are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (Baton Rouge: 2021).

• R.E. Birt (ed.), The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King Jr.: Critical Essays on the Philosopher King (Lanham: 2014).

• S. Burns, To the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Sacred Mission to Save America, 1955-1968 (San Francisco: 2005).

• J. D'Emilio, Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin (Chicago: 2004).

• D.J. Garrow, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (New York: 1999).

• T.F. Jackson, From Civil Rights to Human Rights : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice (Philadelphia: 2009).

• D.L. Lewis, King: A Critical Biography (New York: 1970).

• M.G. Long, Against Us, But For Us: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the State (Macon: 2002).

• G. Moses, Revolution of Conscience: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Philosophy of Nonviolence (New York: 1998).

• B. Ransby, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Chapel Hill: 2003).

• T. Shelby and B.M. Terry, To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Cambridge, MA: 2020).

• E.J. Sundquist, King's Dream (New Haven: 2009). 

• M.C. Thompson, The Critique of Nonviolence: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Philosophy (Stanford: 2022).


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