Bearing the cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents, this is a towering portrait of a man's metamorphosis into a legend.

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr.
In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King's evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America's civil rights movement. Based on extensive research and more than seven hundred interviews, with subjects including Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, and Coretta Scott King, Garrow paints a multidimensional portrait of a charismatic figure driven by his strong moral obligation to lead—and of the toll this calling took on his life. Bearing the Cross provides a penetrating account of King's spiritual development and his crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, led to enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This comprehensive yet intimate study reveals the deep sense of mission King felt to serve as an unrelenting crusader against prejudice, inequality, and violence, and his willingness to sacrifice his own life on behalf of his beliefs. Written more than twenty-five years ago, Bearing the Cross remains an unparalleled examination of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement.

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subject_facet African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Civil rights, Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography, Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr, -- 1929-1968, Pulitzer Prize -- 1987, Southern Christian Leadership Conference -- History, United States -- Race relations
title_display Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
title_full Bearing the Cross Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bearing the Cross Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference / David J. Garrow
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title_sub Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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