Behind the public veil : the humanness of Martin Luther King Jr. / Lewis V. Baldwin.

By: Baldwin, Lewis VMaterial type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Fortress Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource (381 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781506405629; 1506405622Subject(s): African American civil rights workers -- Biography | Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Behind the Public Veil : The Humanness of Martin Luther King Jr.DDC classification: 323.092 LOC classification: E185.97.K5 | B348 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Foreword / Frye Gaillard -- 1. "A regular fella" : the boy named M.L. King, Jr. -- 2. "The measure of a man" : who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? -- 3. "Let us break bread together" : Martin Luther King, Jr., Southern cooking, and the socio-cultural significance of food and eating -- 4. "Let our rejoicing rise" : music as a central, living element in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- 5. "His child's heart" : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s world of play and sports -- 6. "To joy and mirth" : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the gift of folk wit, humor, and laughter -- 7. "A good man, but not a God."
Summary: In this groundbreaking volume, the noted King scholar Lewis V. Baldwin reveals what Martin Luther King, Jr. was really like, focusing primarily on the man himself rather than the "great public figure." Adding much-needed biographical background to the discussion, Baldwin treats King in terms of his fundamental and vivid humanness, giving special attention to those personal qualities that endeared him to the many common, ordinary people he encountered daily. Even more, this book provides a lens through which King's social and cultural context can be better understood.
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In this groundbreaking volume, the noted King scholar Lewis V. Baldwin reveals what Martin Luther King, Jr. was really like, focusing primarily on the man himself rather than the "great public figure." Adding much-needed biographical background to the discussion, Baldwin treats King in terms of his fundamental and vivid humanness, giving special attention to those personal qualities that endeared him to the many common, ordinary people he encountered daily. Even more, this book provides a lens through which King's social and cultural context can be better understood.

Foreword / Frye Gaillard -- 1. "A regular fella" : the boy named M.L. King, Jr. -- 2. "The measure of a man" : who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? -- 3. "Let us break bread together" : Martin Luther King, Jr., Southern cooking, and the socio-cultural significance of food and eating -- 4. "Let our rejoicing rise" : music as a central, living element in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- 5. "His child's heart" : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s world of play and sports -- 6. "To joy and mirth" : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the gift of folk wit, humor, and laughter -- 7. "A good man, but not a God."

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Lewis V. Baldwin is emeritus professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. His works include, from Fortress Press, There is a Balm in Gilead; To Make the Wounded Whole; and Never to Leave Us Alone.

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