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Martin Luther King: The Inconvenient Hero

By Vincent Harding

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Orbis Books (January 30, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
Condition: New

Price: $16.00


In these eloquent essays, the noted scholar and activist Vincent Harding reflects on the forgotten legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the meaning of his life today. Many of these reflections are inspired by the ambiguous message surrounding the official celebration of King’s birthday. Harding sees a tendency to freeze an image of King from the period of his early leadership of the Civil Rights movement, the period culminating with his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” Harding writes passionately of King’s later years, when his message and witness became more radical and challenging to the status quo at every level.