Cover

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pp. C-C

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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Preface

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pp. xi-xiv

This book is a response to the collective amnesia about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The popular memory of Dr. King’s leadership of the civil rights movement and his advocacy of nonviolence as a tool for social change is accurate, but there is much more to the story. Dr. King posed...

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Acknowledgments

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p. xv

My thinking on Dr. King and his legacy has been influenced and shaped by countless people and experiences over the years. I thank the friends and colleagues who have so generously engaged with me in discussions about Dr. King and his work and for the insights they have provided...

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Introduction: Memory and Forgetting

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pp. 1-8

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most important moral voices of the twentieth century. Central to his work was the question of how we treat one another. His commitment to nonviolence as a tool for social change and his courageous leadership were driven by the conviction that...

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1: What We Remember

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pp. 9-19

Martin Luther King Jr. was born into an exceptional family in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929. His father, a Morehouse graduate, was a Baptist minister and civil rights leader active in the NAACP. His mother, Alberta Williams, was a graduate of Hampton University, where she...

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2: What We Forget: Dr. King’s Warning about the “Giant Triplets”

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pp. 20-69

Dr. King was a great leader of the civil rights movement; he lived, practiced, and made popular the principles of nonviolent protest. But he did so much more that our collective memories leave out of the picture. Martin Luther King Jr. was not only an activist and public figure...

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3: Why It Matters

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pp. 70-82

Martin Luther King Jr. was truly a prophetic voice. He warned us about a number of forces that, if left unchecked, lead to an increasingly unjust and unstable world. We have chosen not to heed his messages and find ourselves in a state of growing crisis on a number of fronts, all...

Notes

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pp. 83-91

Author

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pp. 92-92