Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations

by Martin Luther King Jr.


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As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum, and books like Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me and Claudia Rankine's Citizen swing national attention toward the racism and violence that continue to poison our communities, it's as urgent now as ever to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., whose insistence on equality and peace defined the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the course of American history.
This collection ranges from an early 1961 interview in which King describes his reasons for joining the ministry (after considering medicine), to a 1964 conversation with Robert Penn Warren, to his last interview, which was conducted on stage at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, just ten days before King's assassination.
Timely, poignant, and inspiring, Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview is an essential addition to the Last Interview series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612196169
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Last Interview Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 746,171
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. is widely considered the most influential leader of the Civil Rights Movement in America. He was also a Baptist minister, an inspiring orator, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955; delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington in 1963; and played crucial roles in the Selma Voting Rights Movement, the Chicago Open Housing Movement, opposition to the Vietnam War, and the Poor People's campaign, among many other major humanitarian efforts. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1929, King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. The Civil Rights Act of 1968 was passed by Congress one week later, on April 11.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note v

"The New Negro": Interview with Judge Julius Waties Waring and Martin Luther King, Jr., by Richard Heffner PBS, The Open Mind February 10, 1957 1

"Advice for Living": Ebony May 1958 15

Does Segregation Equal Integration?: Interview with Mike Wallace Previously unpublished June 25, 1958 23

From Who Speaks for the Negro? Interview with Robert Penn Warren March 18, 1964 43

Conversation with Martin Luther King: 68th Annual Convention of the Rabbinical Assembly March 25, 1968 85

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