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Bearing the Cross

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

by David J. Garrow Author · Jeff Riggenbach Narrator

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Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. David J. Garrow had unrestricted access to Martin Luther King's personal papers, to thousands of pages of newly released FBI documents, and more than seven hundred interviews with King's closest friends and enemies.

Garrow traces King's transformation from the young pastor of a modest church into the foremost spokesperson of the civil rights movement. The book's unifying theme is King's growing awareness of the symbolic meaning of the cross, as his sense of personal mission deepened into an acceptance of a life that would demand the ultimate sacrifice. This is a powerful portrait of a man at the epicenter of one of the most dramatic periods in our history.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2006

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 950.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 948.9 MB

David J. Garrow (Author)

David J. Garrow is Senior Research Fellow at Homerton College, University of Cambridge. He served as a senior advisor for Eyes on the Prize. the award-winning PBS television history of the American Black freedom struggle, and as editorial advisor ...

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