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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King (Hardback)

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Martin Luther King (1929-1968) was the dominant force in the civil rights movement in the decade before his death. With his genius for rhetoric and his passionate advocacy of non-violent protest, King, like Gandhi, is a modern icon of the possibilities of political activism. He was at the centre of many of the key events in the struggle for equal rights for non-whites in America: he organised the boycott of the (segregated) buses of Montgomery, Alabama; was arrested for his role in mass protest in Birmingham; and was a keynote speaker, delivering his famous 'I have a dream' speech, at the historic March on Washington. He was Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1963 and a few months later became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. From the mid-1960s until his assassination in 1968, King widened his political concerns to protest against the Vietnam war and the evils of poverty. His birthday is now a national holiday in the United States.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Haus Publishing Publication Date: 01/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9781904341901  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ron Ramdin is a historian, biographer and novelist. His previous books include Paul Robeson: the Man and his Mission (1986), Reimaging Britain: 500 Years of Black and Asian History (1999), Arising From Bondage: A History of the Indo-Caribbean People (2000). Ron Ramdin lives in London (NW6) and works at the British Library.

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