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Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Troy Jackson

Abstract

Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of the civil rights revolution that reshaped the social and political landscape of the United States. Although many biographers and historians have examined Dr. King's activism, few have recognized the pivotal role that the people of Montgomery, Alabama, played in preparing him for leadership. King arrived in Montgomery as a virtually unknown doctoral student, but his activities there—from organizing the Montgomery bus boycott to building relationships with local activists such as Rufus Lewis, E. D. Nixon, and Virginia Durr—established h ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther King, civil rights, Montgomery, Rufus Lewis, E. D. Nixon, Virginia Durr

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813125206
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Troy Jackson, author