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The Social World: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Beloved Community

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a beloved community made another holistic declaration. “In a real sense all of life is interrelated,” he contended, as he sought to unite race‐divided America. ... More


A Stern-Faced, Twenty-Eight-Foot-Tall Black Man

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the popularity and the contentiousness of monuments that celebrate the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., including his bronze statue in Birmingham, Alabama. King holds a special ... More


Conclusion: The Elusive Dream

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter ends the book with a discussion on the implications of the book's findings for developing racially integrated religious organizations that truly epitomize Dr. Martin Luther ... More


King the Sellout, or Sellin’ Out King?: Hip Hop’s Martin Luther King Jr.

James L. Taylor

in Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811844
eISBN:
9781496811882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811844.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

Imani Perry of Princeton University has raised the following question: “Why does the hip hop audience believe that it is okay to embrace the past, to converse with it, without adhering to its ... More


Semiotics and Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham jail

Susan Tiefenbrun

in Decoding International Law: Semiotics and the Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195385779
eISBN:
9780199776061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385779.003.006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores Martin Luther King's views on civil disobedience as expressed in the memorable Letter from Birmingham Jail. The message contained in the Letter is that racial difference is ... More


Martin Luther King's ‘Dream Speech’: The Rhetoric of Social Leadership

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter explores Martin Luther King's leadership in the acquisition of civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s. It considers the significance of speech and language and describes the ... More


“liberated Grounds”: The IBW's Independence and Reorganization

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the separation between the IBW and the Martin Luther King Center. The King Center leadership was frustrated at the IBW's consultations with Black intellectuals who held a ... More


The Black Uprising after King's Assassination in 1968

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

One might use the military phrase “low-intensity war” to describe the interim period between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s in Chicago, during which there were forays and retreats but few confrontations ... More


The Second Coming of Martin Luther King Jr., 1966–1968

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Vietnam so dominated the public discourse that King could not escape it. Throughout 1966, King expressed his disapproval of the war in carefully chosen venues, such as the African American press and ... More


The Preacher King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Word that Moved America

Richard Lischer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111323
eISBN:
9780199853298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111323.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a spellbinding orator and it is evident that he honed these skills in the pulpit in his capacity as a Baptist minister. This book is a full-scale study of King as a ... More


Race and Labor in Memphis since the King Assassination

Michael K. Honey and David H. Ciscel

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the successful sanitation workers' strike in Memphis in 1968, economic progress for the city's African Americans has been sporadic, uncertain, ... More


Vietnam and the Ethics of Disenchantment

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Disillusion with American culture became widespread during the Vietnam War as protesters condemned the immorality of the war and the military industrial establishment that supported it, and ... More


“I Have Seen the Promised Land”: The Persistence of Deliverance Politics, 1865–2008

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

Following emancipation, there was a marked divergence between black and white discourses. For African Americans, the Exodus story still functioned as a narrative frame through which to interpret ... More


Civil Rights and the General Election Campaign

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the presidential debates ended in rancor over Cuba, another event that attracted relatively little attention at the time influenced the presidential race and symbolized a rising issue that would ... More


Timeliness and Justice

Joseph P. Tomain

in Creon's Ghost: Law, Justice, and the Humanities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195333411
eISBN:
9780199868841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333411.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham Jail. King was religiously educated, motivated, and inspired. Religion sustained King and the civil rights movement in a way ... More


A Challenge to Our Manhood: Robert F. Williams, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Decline of the Mainstream Black Press

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reinterprets Robert F. Williams as a new kind of black male publisher, who challenged the civil rights establishment and the mainstream black press. Northern black papers had often ... More


“Let My People Go”: Exodus in the African American Experience

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the Book of Exodus in the history of African-American Christians. It surveys the biblical exodus and then turns to various African-American understandings and expressions of ... More


The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Hugh McLeod

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1960s were a time of explosive religious change. In the Christian churches, it was a time of innovation from the ‘new theology’ and ‘new morality’ of Bishop Robinson, to the evangelicalism of the ... More


Dr. King's Painful Dilemma

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Martin Luther King's tortuous odyssey from civil rights activist to antiwar spokesman is explored in detail in chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 5 describes how LBJ's powerful and eloquent speech on the ... More


King's Beloved Community,Royce's Metaphysics

Dwayne A. Tunstall

in Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce's Ethico-Religious Insight

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230549
eISBN:
9780823235919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230549.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter compares Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophical theology, specifically his notions of the Beloved Community and agape, with Josiah Royce's metaphysics of ... More


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