I've Seen the Promised Land

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I've Seen the Promised Land

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Walter Dean Myers; Leonard Jenkins (Illustrator)

Amistad Press, Hardcover, 9780060277031, 40pp.

Publication Date: December 23, 2003

Description

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century. A crusader for nonviolent social justice, he led African Americans in their demands for equality through peaceful protests during one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.

Set against key moments in the civil rights movement, here is the story of the powerful, eloquent spiritual leader and his belief that nonviolence could be used to overcome racial discrimination.

Walter Dean Myers's moving narrative and Leonard Jenkins's compelling paintings portray a vivid and striking image of the man who moved American society closer to the ideals of freedom and fairness. Dr. King's dream that all Americans would be judged by their individual actions and character is one we still cherish today.

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