The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr - Chapter 11: Birth of a New Nation, Chapter 12: Brush with Death, Chapter 13: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11: Birth of a New Nation, Chapter 12: Brush with Death, Chapter 13: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence Summary and Analysis

King flies to Ghana to visit Africa which is struggling against British rule; they win their independence in 1957 and become their own nation. King and many major figures in the civil rights movement are there to see it, along with the vice-president of the United States. They meet with Nkrumah, Prime Minister of the Gold Coast. 90% of the people are illiterate. The country has a lot of work to do.

In 1958, King is stabbed with a letter opener at a book signing in Harlem by a woman named Mrs. Izola Ware Curry. Had King sneezed he would have died, but he survives. He continues to maintain high spirits.

Gandhi continues to inspire King, so King...

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