Martin Luther King

Q&A with Godfrey Hodgson, author of Martin Luther King

by University of Michigan Press February 1, 2010

Martin Luther King traces the iconic civil rights leader’s career from his birth in Atlanta in 1929, through the campaigns that made possible the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, to his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Hodgson sheds light on every aspect of an extraordinary life: the Black Baptist culture in which King grew up, his theology and political philosophy, his physical and moral courage, his insistence on the injustice of inequality, his campaigning energy, his repeated sexual infidelities. Godfrey Hodgson has worked in Britain and America as a newspaper and magazine journalist; […]

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with ‘Martin Luther King’

by Heather Newman January 17, 2010

The University of Michigan Press is proud to celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a new biography of Martin Luther King., Jr., written by Britain’s leading observer of modern American history. Martin Luther King officially publishes today, January 18, and celebrates King’s life. Godfrey Hodgson, author of the acclaimed history of the civil rights era America in Our Time, uses his in-person interviews with King and meetings with prominent leaders of the time in combination with work by other researchers and biographers to craft an accessible, accurate, dramatic retelling of the events of King’s life. To receive a 30% discount for […]

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The Power of the Pulpit

by January 19, 2009

by Eric L. McDaniel | Politics in the Pews: The Political Mobilization of Black Churches When examining the success of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, it becomes apparent that there is a great deal of influence in the Black pulpit. Being the main institution for expressions of Black independence, the Black church has remained the most important place in Black society. Because of this, being the leader of a Black church provides a great deal of authenticity when speaking to the public. It is no coincidence that the most visible leadership in the Civil Rights Movement was members […]

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