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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is also referred to in this book by his initials MLK. King is the author of "Why We Can't Wait" and a famous leader of the Civil Rights movement. This work is called a "classic exploration" of events and forces underlying the Negro civil rights movement. Prior to this book, MLK writes "Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story" in 1958, and "The Strength to Love" in the same year 1963. Three later works are listed in the Bibliography. While promoting an earlier book MLK is stabbed by an insane woman at a book signing. The tip of the letter opener she uses touches his aorta and threatens his life. His life is saved by the delicate surgery of Dr. Maynard Aubrey. Coretta King is his wife and the mother of his children.

Specific principles guide his activities as a civil rights leader. The...

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