Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Topics for Discussion

Taylor Branch
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Discuss Martin Luther King Jr. What do you find the most impressive about King's childhood? What do you find the least impressive? What about his childhood and early adulthood surprises you the most? Does King's early life impress you as the life of a person who would come to be known as one of the greatest leaders in the Civil Rights Movement?

Discuss Daddy King. What do you think was Daddy King's biggest impact on King? Did Daddy King teach King how to be a leader? Did Daddy King support his son's work? Was Daddy King a supportive father or a jealous contemporary?

Discuss the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Why was this boycott so important to the Civil Rights Movement? How did this boycott make King famous? Why was King singled out, when there were other men involved in the workings of MIA? Would the Civil Rights Movement...

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