Combining the latest insights from King biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date analysis of the relationship between the Aman and the movement.A
- Martin Luther king is the most important black American of the twentieth century and defined racial equality in the United States.
- No one book offers such a succinct yet critically engaged analysis of King and his relationship to the rest of the civil rights movement.
- It offers a synthesis and assessment of a much larger body of scholarly and popular literature on King and the civil rights movement.
- Most studies offer straightforward biographies of King or histories of the civil rights movement: this book is distinctive in placing KingAs leadership within the wider context of the movement
"the finest brief biography of King currently on the market" "Patterns of Prejudice" " " a very fine introduction to the major themes of the civil rights movement" "Institute of Historical Research" "John A. Kirk's study achieves its aim of contextualizing King's contribution to the civil rights movement and evaluating his career." "Journal of American Studies, Volume 39 - 2005" The book would work as a supplemental text in survey courses or other classes that emphasize political history, leadership, government or the civil rights movement. Gives readers a glimpse of the political leadership of Martin Luther King Jr . S. Jonathan Bass, Samford University