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

January 6, 2004|
Bearing The Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David Garrow
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. covers the entire life of the leader of the Civil Rights Movement

Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews, access to King’s personal papers, and thousands of FBI documents, Bearing the Cross traces King’s metamorphosis from a young, earnest pastor into the foremost spokesperson of the black freedom struggle. At the book’s heart is King’s growing awareness of the symbolic meaning of the cross as he gradually accepts a life that will demand the ultimate in self-sacrifice. This is a towering portrait of a man at the epicenter of one of the most dramatic periods in our history.

David J. Garrow is Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University School of Law. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and the College of William and Mary. He served as a senior advisor for Eyes on the Prize, the award-winning PBS-TV documentary history of the American civil rights...
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Title:Bearing The Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership ConferenceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:800 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 2 inShipping dimensions:800 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 2 inPublished:January 6, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060566922

ISBN - 13:9780060566920

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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