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Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources: Biography

Biographical Books on MLK

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Albert, Peter J. and Ronald Hoffman, editors. We Shall Overcome: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Black Freedom Struggle. New York: Pantheon Books in cooperation with the United States Capitol Historical Society, 1990.

Bennett, Lerone Jr. What Manner of Man: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Chicago: Johnson Pub. Co., 1976.

Biship, Jim. The Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biography. New York: Putnam, 1971.

Burns, Stewart. To The Mountaintop: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Sacred Mission to Save America 1955-1968. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.

Cone, James H. Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1991.

Dyson, Michael Eric. I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Free Press, 2000.

Frady, Marshall. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Penguin Group, 2002. [Full Text, Cornell Users Only]

Harding, Vincent. Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008.

Hodgson, Godfrey. Martin Luther King. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009.

Jones, Clarence B. What Would Martin Say? New York: Harper, 2008.

King, Coretta Scott. My Life With Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969.

King, Dexter Scott (with Ralph Wiley). Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir. New York: Intellectual Properties Management in association with Warner Books, 2003.

Lincoln, C. Eric, editor. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Profile. New York: Hill and Wang, 1984.

Oates, Stephen B. Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Harper & Row, 1994.

Rieder, Johathan. The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.

Sundquist, Eric J. King's Dream. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

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