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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the son of Reverend Martin Luther King; the father (Rev. King) was the author of Daddy King: An Autobiography (1980). Please preserve the distinction between these authors.

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Cornel West
First Congregational Church of Oakland, Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7pm
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Cornell West - "The Radical King" - Rockefeller
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A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became one of the most recognizable leaders of the civil rights movement. But after more than forty years, few people appreciate how truly radical he was. Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-one selections, curated and introduced by Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary Christian vision as a democratic socialist, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. The King Legacy is a partnership between the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Beacon Press. Beacon has published Dr. King’s most important writings and orations, and has worked with leading scholars and civil rights activists, who have delved into archives, to create entirely new books.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century’s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in US history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.

Cornel West, one of America’s most gifted and provocative intellectuals, has been profoundly influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A professor at Union Theological Seminary, Dr. West has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and Princeton. The recipient of more than twenty honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including the best-selling Race Matters and Democracy Matters. He lives in New York City.

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North Central College - Koten Chapel, Friday, January 23, 2015 at 00am

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the son of Reverend Martin Luther King; the father (Rev. King) was the author of Daddy King: An Autobiography (1980). Please preserve the distinction between these authors.

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