The Radical King

The Radical King

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Every year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is celebrated as one of the greatest orators in US history, an ambassador for nonviolence who became perhaps the most recognizable leader 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-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King's revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism. As West writes, "Although much of America did not know the radical King--and too few know today--the FBI and US government did. They called him 'the most dangerous man in America.' This book unearths a radical King that we can no longer sanitize."
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9780807034521
Branch Call Number: 323.092 KING
Characteristics: xvi, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: West, Cornel - Editor
Alternative Title: Works. Selections (West)


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Selections from King's speeches and writings, illustrating the radical views that led the FBI to call him "the most dangerous man in America".

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