Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior

Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior

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When he was a young man, Martin Luther King wanted a career helping people. He felt that as a minister he could speak out against racial injustice. Following the example of the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King chose nonviolence as the keystone of his fight for civil rights.

Dr. King became a leader of the civil rights movement. In 1955, he helped to organize the famous Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. Freedom rides, sit-ins, and protest marches strengthened the battle against discrimination. As a result of these, in 1964 the United States Congress passed the historic Civil Rights Bill.

Dr. King received world acclaim when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Congress has recently established a national holiday commemorating the birthday of this great man who courageously led a peaceful struggle for equal rights for all Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671732424
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 01/28/1991
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Ed Clayton was a well-known editor, author, and reporter. He worked on special assignments for Life magazine and contributed articles to the Associated Press, United Press International, and the Associated Negro Press. He also served as an editor with Jet, Ebony, and the Negro Digest. Until his death in 1966, Ed Clayton was an associate of Dr. King at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Xernona Clayton, the author's widow, is a leading civil rights activist who was an associate of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She is also the founder, president, and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., which highlights accomplishments and contributions that enhance quality of life for all.

Donald Bermudez is a multifaceted artist who has worked directly with Coretta Scott King and continues to work with public figures such as Congressman John Lewis, Ms. Xernona Clayton, and Reverend C. T. Vivian. In 2008, Congressman Lewis selected him to design the annual White House Christmas Ornaments for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. In 2016, his “I Have a Dream” poster of Martin Luther King Jr. received an award of merit in the HOW International Design Awards competition. He lives in the Atlanta area.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

The Hard Way Up 1

The Ghetto and the Church 10

School Days 17

Think Before you Act 25

The Dream Begins 34

The Choice 41

Getting Ready 48

The Dream Unfolds 55

The Spark Catches 60

Walking for Freedom 68

We Shall Overcome 79

I Have a Dream 87

The Prize is Won 93

Free at Last 98

Afterword 109

"We Shall Overcome" Music and Lyrics 110

A Short Bibliography of Books On Black People and the Civil Rights Movement 112

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Holly More than 1 year ago
Martin Luther King : The Peaceful Warrior is the story of the great Martin Luther King Jr. Being the son of a shoe shop owner, Martin had a dream of being something that would help people but he would never imagine what that would lead him to. It was in college that Martin found his calling of being a preacher, fighting against the injustices that black people were going through. He became the new leader of the Civil Rights movement in the South but everything came at a cost for Martin. It all came to an end on a dark April 4th night in 1968 but his dream didn't die with him, it continues with his family and friends who push forward with his dreams! I have always admired Martin Luther King, JR. for what he was trying to accomplish in a non-violent way. This is a great starting book for young kids to want to learn more about this heroic man and what he tried to do in his short life. It's books like this one that will make anyone want to go read or watch a show about the person which is a great thing to do! I have always wondered what Martin Luther King, JR. would have done if he have survived that awful night and what the world would be like now for it. Thank You to Ed Clayton for writing this great children's book about a true American Hero!! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley!