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Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Troy Jackson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125206
eISBN:
9780813135045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of the civil rights revolution that reshaped the social and political landscape of the United States. Although many biographers and historians ... More


Prologue

Troy Jackson

in Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125206
eISBN:
9780813135045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This section provides a narrative of the important influence of Montgomery's civil rights movement on King's career and civil rights leadership. It observes that a closer examination of the ... More


Rosa Parks: August 21, 1956, Public School Integration Workshop, Monteagle, Tennessee

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, on February 4, 1913, Rosa Louise McCauley Parks is one of the iconic figures of the civil rights movement. Parks joined the NAACP in 1943, the year she was publicly ... More


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