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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's extraordinary life.
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Using Stanford University's voluminous collection of archival material, including previously unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King scholar Clayborne Carson has constructed a remarkable first-person account of Dr. King's extraordinary life.
Product Details
Paperback (416 pages)
Published: January 1, 2001
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446676502
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  • Editor's Preface. I first saw Martin Luther King, Jr., from a distance.

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  • If I can do my duty as a Christian ought, if I can bring salvation to a world once wrought, if I can spread the message as the master taught, then my living will not be in vain.

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