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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. in books

To celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we can listen to speeches, join festivities, and, of course, read books. Here are 14 essential reads about the man who led America's civil rights movement. Had he not been assassinated in 1968, King would have marked his 86th birthday on Jan. 15. "Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63" (1986), "Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965" (1998), "At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68" (2006) and "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement" (2013), all by Taylor Branch. The first book in Branch's...

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