Public Profiles: Martin Luther King, Jr., 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642820296
  • ISBN-13: 9781642820294
  • DDC: 323.092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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History has assigned Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his rightful place as a hero of the Civil Rights Movement, but what does it mean to be a hero ahead of one's own time? This exploration of the life of Dr. King compiles The New York Times's coverage of King's rise as a leader and activist and the hurdles he encountered along the way, including great resistance to his cause and his eventual assassination. In addition to coverage from his lifetime, also included are retrospectives that put the work of Dr. King in conversation with contemporary social justice efforts and reflect on just how far we have, and have not, come as a society.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Protest – In the Name of Love.
1: Negroes Pledge to Keep Boycott.
2: Battle Against Tradition: Martin Luther King Jr..
3: Negro Minister Convicted of Directing Bus Boycott.
4: 2,500 Here Hail Boycott Leader.
5: Bus Integration in Alabama Calm.
6: Shot Hits Home of Bus Bias Foe.
7: Negroes Hold Rally on Rights in Capital.
8: Negro Leaders Confer with President and Rogers at White House.
9: Dr. King, Negro Leader, Stabbed By Woman in a Store in Harlem.
10: Dr. King Stricken with Pneumonia.
11: Negro Sitdowns Stir Fear of Wider Unrest in South.
12: Dr. King Favors Buyers’ Boycott.
13: 14 Negroes Jailed in Atlanta Sit-Ins.
14: Dr. King Is Jailed in Traffic Case.
From Protest to Jail and Back.
15: Dr. King, Symbol of the Segregation Struggle.
16: Dr. King's 3 Children Visit Him; He Is Allowed Out of Jail Cell.
17: Birmingham Jails 1,000 More Negroes.
18: “I Have a Dream …”.
19: Dr. King Urges Nonviolence in Rights Protests.
20: Martin Luther King Jr. Awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
21: 67 Negroes Jailed in Alabama Drive.
22: Dr. King, 300 Negroes Arrested in Selma.
23: Freedom March Begins at Selma; Troops on Guard.
24: Mass Integration Is Quiet in South.
A Conflicted Civil Rights Movement.
25: Civil Rights and War.
26: Dr. King Advocates Quitting Vietnam.
27: Dr. King Will Join a Vietnam Protest on April 15 at U.N..
28: Dr. King to Weigh Civil Disobedience If War Intensifies.
29: Dr. King Proposes a Boycott of War.
30: Dr. King's Error.
31: N.A.A.C.P. Decries Stand of Dr. King on Vietnam.
32: Dr. King's Response.
33: Dr. King and the War.
34: 100,000 Rally at U. N. Against Vietnam War.
The Need for Civil Disobedience.
35: King Warns Cities of Summer Riots.
36: Dr. King Is Backed for Peace Ticket.
37: Dr. King Declines Peace Candidacy.
38: Civil Rights; King Sees a Dual Mission.
39: The Voice of Negro Leadership.
40: Dr. King Stresses Pride in His Race.
41: Dr. King Planning to Disrupt Capital in Drive for Jobs.
42: Dr. King to Train 3,000 as Leaders for Capital March.
43: Civil Rights; Strong Challenge by King.
44: Dr. King to Start March on the Capital April 22.
45: Dr. King Plans Mass Protest in Capital June 15.
46: Shift in Position Is Hinted By King: He Says He May Be Forced to Pick a Candidate.
47: Negro Is Killed in Memphis March.
48: Court Bars March in Memphis; Dr. King Calls Order ‘Illegal’.
‘Martin Luther King Is Slain in Memphis’.
49: Guard Called Out; Curfew Is Ordered in Memphis, but Fires and Looting Erupt.
50: The Lone Journalist on the Scene When King Was Shot and the Newsroom He Rallied.
51: Dismay in Nation; Negroes Urge Others to Carry on Spirit of Nonviolence.
52: President's Plea.
53: Widespread Disorders; Racial Clashes in Several Cities.
54: Martin Luther King Jr.: Leader of Millions in Nonviolent Drive for Racial Justice.
55: Plea, by Mrs. King: ‘Fulfill His Dream’.
56: Leaders at Rites; High and Lowly Join in Last Tribute to Rights Champion.
57: Tongue-Tied Justice.
58: How Dr. King Lived Is Why He Died.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.