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Measure of a Man

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ISBN-10: 0800634497

ISBN-13: 9780800634490

Edition: 2001

Authors: Martin Luther King

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List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 56
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 into a middle-class black family in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a degree from Morehouse College. While there his early concerns for social justice for African Americans were deepened by reading Henry David Thoreau's essay "Civil Disobedience." He enrolled in Crozer Theological Seminary and there became acquainted with the Social Gospel movement and the works of its chief spokesman, Walter Rauschenbusch. Mohandas Gandhi's practice of nonviolent resistance (ahimsaahimsa) later became a tactic for transforming love into social change. After seminary, he postponed his ministry vocation by first earning a doctorate at Boston University…