Skip to content

The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Jr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

More than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideas—his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation of American society—are as vital and timely as ever. The wealth of his writings, both published and unpublished, that constitute his intellectual legacy are now preserved in this authoritative, chronologically arranged, multi-volume edition. Faithfully reproducing the texts of his letters, speeches, sermons, student papers, and articles, this edition has no equal.

Volume One contains many previously unpublished documents beginning with the letters King wrote to his mother and father during his childhood. We read firsthand his surprise and delight in his first encounter (during a trip to Connecticut) with the less segregated conditions in the North. Through his student essays and exams, we discover King's doubts about the religion of his father and we can trace his theological development. We learn of his longing for the emotional conversion experience that he witnessed others undergoing, and we follow his search to know God through study at theological seminaries. Throughout the first volume, we are treated to tantalizing hints of his mature rhetorical abilities, as in his 1945 letter to the Atlanta Constitution that spoke out against white racism.

Each volume in this series contains an introductory essay that traces the biographical details of Dr. King's life during the period covered. Ample annotations accompany the documents. Each volume also contains a chronology of key events in his life and a "Calendar of Documents" that lists all important, extant documents authored by King or by others, including those that are not trnascribed in the document itself.

The preparation of this edition is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta with Stanford University and Emory University.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at North Main
  • 323.092 Kin V. 3, Nonfiction
  • HISTORY Civil Rights Kin V. 2, Nonfiction
4 available at Northeast
  • 323.092 Kin V. 1, Nonfiction
  • 323.092 Kin V. 2, Nonfiction
  • 323.092 Kin V. 3, Nonfiction
  • 323.092 Kin V. 4, Nonfiction
4 available at Southeast
  • 323.092 Kin V. 1, Nonfiction
  • 323.092 Kin V. 2, Nonfiction
  • 323.092 Kin V. 3, Nonfiction
  • 323.092 Kin V. 4, Nonfiction

Publish Date

1992

ISBN

0520079507


Format: Book
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Title: The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. / senior editor, Clayborne Carson ; volume editors, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell ; advisory editor, Louis R. Harlan.
Publisher Date: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992-
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Archives. African Americans -- Civil rights Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century United States -- Race relations
Isbn: 0520079507 (cloth : alk. paper) 0520079515 (v. 2)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 10
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: 323.092 Kin
Oclc: 24847922
Upc:
Bib Id: 70954

Format: Book
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Title: The papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. / senior editor, Clayborne Carson ; volume editors, Ralph E. Luker, Penny A. Russell ; advisory editor, Louis R. Harlan.
Publisher, Date: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1992-
Description: v. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Archives.
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: United States -- Race relations
Other Author: Carson, Clayborne, 1944-
Other Author: Luker, Ralph
Other Author: Russell, Penny A.
Other Title: Papers
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: v. 1. Called to serve, January 1929-September 1951 -- v. 2. Rediscovering precious values, July 1951-November 1955 -- v. 3. Birth of a new age, December 1955-December 1956 -- v.4. Symbol of the movement, January 1957-December 1958
LCCN: 91042336
ISBN: 0520079507 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0520079515 (v. 2)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 10
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: 323.092 Kin