Martin Luther King, Jr.
Study & Essay
How did King's extensive education affect his career as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement?
Contrast King's view of America during the last three years of his life with his view during the Birmingham and Selma campaigns.
Was King a leader in the right place at the right time, or can his success be attributed to his innate characteristics?
Why did some of King's campaigns succeed, and others not?
How did King's relationship to the Johnson Administration differ from his relationship to the Kennedy Administration?
Toward what audience did King direct his "I Have a Dream" speech? How is this clear from the speech's language?
Characterize King's relationship to other leaders and organizations of the Civil Rights Movement.
Why was the church an important part of King's work as an activist? What did he gain by working with and through it?
What aspects of King's life are emphasized in mainstream America's remembrance of him?
If King had not been assassinated, what campaigns might he have organized in the 1970s and 1980s? Would the Civil Rights Movement perhaps fared differently during these years, or, after the victories of the sixties, was deceleration inevitable?
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