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Bedtime Biography: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

King's journey to becoming the leading figure in the American civil rights movement

By Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Bedtime Biography: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Narrated by Montae Russell

Music by Federico Coderoni

The Autobiography Of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998) is a firsthand account of the life and work of one of the most important figures in recent American history: Martin Luther King Jr. Assembled from his writings, letters, interviews, and speeches, this autobiography tells of King’s journey from Christian minister in the segregated South to the leading figure of the civil rights movement. 

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Turn to any period in human history, and you’ll see a lot of turmoil and upheaval. But very few eras can rival the twentieth century for sheer degree of change. 

Among those who experienced that change firsthand were African Americans, whose status in the United States shifted tremendously in the second half of the twentieth century. And no name is more closely associated with those changes than that of Martin Luther King Jr.

What was the story behind the man who helped define the civil-rights movement in the US? Settle in, get comfortable, and listen to the autobiography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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