A Study Of King

A Study Of King


This book, by an occasional contributor to DISSENT, is a biography of Martin Luther King, the Negro minister who led the bus boycott in Montgomery and has since become one of the most remarkable figures in American public life. But even more valuable, it is a book which gives a detailed, intimate and authoritative picture of the new political trends within the Southern Negro community. It gives that picture from the inside, sympathetically yet not uncritically. It is the work of a partisan, but not the work of a press agent. In short, it is a serious book and it deserves serious attention.

The biographical section is done with appropriate modesty and restraint; it shows ...

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