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Author Jackson, Troy, 1968-

Title Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader / Troy Jackson ; introduction by Clayborne Carson.

Publication Info. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. KING, M.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B KING    Check Shelf
Description xx, 248 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century
Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.
Contents "The stirring of the water" -- "The gospel I will preach" -- "Making a contribution" -- "They are willing to walk" -- "Living under the tension" -- "Bigger than Montgomery."
Summary "In this excellent book, Troy Jackson offers a superb, nuanced account of Martin Luther King''s relationship with Rufus Lewis, E.D. Nixon, JoAnn Robinson, Rosa Parks, and other key figures in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A thorough researcher, Jackson argues convincingly that local activists in Montgomery decisively shaped King''s identity as a civil rights leader."--Keith D. Miller
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
African American civil rights workers -- Biography.
Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
Montgomery (Ala.) -- Race relations.
Segregation in transportation -- Alabama -- Montgomery -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780813125206 hardcover alkaline paper
0813125200 hardcover alkaline paper
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