Civil Rights Movement

If you haven’t read any of the books that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote (as opposed to collections of his sermons), then I highly recommend you read at least one.  I highly recommend any of these three:

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  • Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story (1958)
    By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Why We Can’t Wait (1964)
    By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967)
    By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
By John Lewis and Michael D’Orso

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Edited by Claybourne Carson. Available from the Ottawa Public Library.

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The Children by David Halberstam.  Available from the Ottawa Public Library.

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Eyes on the Prize. A 14-hour documentary series about America’s Civil Rights Movement (DVD available in the Ottawa Public Library)

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King Papers Project
. The King Papers Project’s principal mission is to publish a definitive fourteen-volume edition of King’s most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, published writings, and unpublished manuscripts.
•    http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/index

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My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr By King, Coretta Scott. Available from the Ottawa Public Library.

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The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement. By Bob Zellner with Contance Curry. Available from the Ottawa Public Library.

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