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I am a man: ode to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eve Merriam

I am a man: ode to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Poetry.,
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Poetry.

  • About the Edition

    Brief poem relates Martin Luther King"s struggle for equal rights and his subsequent assassination.

    Edition Notes

    StatementIllustrated by Suzanne Verrier.
    ContributionsVerrier, Suzanne, illus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3525.E639 I2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[41] p.
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5756191M
    LC Control Number71112903


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I am a man: ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. by Eve Merriam Download PDF EPUB FB2

The man of peace comes to know the highest honors the world can bestow. Then one spring evening the shots ring out and he is gone. The poem is haunting and poignant, the illustrations match the timbre of the poem. A Wonderful book to introduce the civil rights movement in the United States and Martin Luther King's leadership.5/5(1).

I am a man: ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. Illustrated by Suzanne Verrier. Format Book Edition [1st ed.] Published Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [] Description [41] p.

illus. 21 x 28 cm. Other contributors Verrier, Suzanne. illus. Summary. Get this from a library. I am a man: ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. [Eve Merriam; Suzanne Verrier] -- Brief poem relates Martin Luther King's struggle for equal rights and his subsequent assassination.

Get print book. No eBook available. I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. Eve Merriam. Doubleday, - American poetry - 41 pages.

0 Reviews. Brief poem relates Martin Luther King's struggle for equal rights and his subsequent assassination. What people are saying - Write a review. Self-readers can Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. in James T. de Kay's meaningfully rounded, simple profile (), where he's a person first and only then a symbol.

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Martin Luther King III was one of those four little children mentioned in Martin Luther King's groundbreaking "I Have a Dream" speech. In this memoir, Martin Luther King Jr.'s son gives an intimate look at the man and the father behind the civil rights leader.

The Coretta Scott King Award is an annual award presented by the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table, part of the American Library Association (ALA). Named for Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., this award recognizes outstanding books for young adults and children by African Americans that reflect the African-American ted by: Ethnic & Multicultural.

At the center of the ultimately successful Civil Rights Movement of the s and s was the charismatic Baptist minister, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(–68), whose courageous and inspiring leadership our nation has memorialized by a national holiday in honor of his birthday and a monument on the National Mall. The present selection is /5(3). Eve Merriam () biography on Film Reference. Addresses: Home: W. 12th Street, New York, New York, United States,"I am fortunate in that my work is my main pleasure, and, while I find all forms of writing absorbing, I like poetry as the most immediate and richest form of communication.

In books such as I Am a Man: Ode to Martin Luther King, Jr. () and Boys and Girls, Girls and Boys (), she attempted to erase gender- based divisions.

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In this memoir, Martin Luther King Jr.’s son gives an intimate look at the man and the father behind the civil rights leader.

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into a legendary tale that is annually told, we fail to recognize his humanity—his personal and public struggles that are similar to yours and mine, said Charles V. Willie, a college classmate of King's. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3,a day before his assassination.

Martin Luther King "I HAVE A DREAM" Aug. 28, I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

In "Letter From Birmingham Jail," Martin Luther King, Jr., also a member of a minority, implores the political and social leaders of the s, to do the ethical and moral thing by allowing blacks. Pair “Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Acceptance Speech” with “Ode on a Grecian Urn” and ask students to compare the Nobel Prize with the Grecian urn.

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by Sue Cornelison, captures the essence of Martin Luther King, Jr. for the littlest readers. Ages   “The arc of the moral universe is long,” Martin Luther King Jr.

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promote violence against White : Philip Metres. And there it was, the murder of Martin Luther King in that Memphis hotel, and then came the first reports of riots all over America and, finally, a long excerpt from his “I have a dream” speech.

It was only then, I think, that I began to realize who Martin Luther King had been, what we had lost with his departure from this world, the legend.Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday: Martin was born on Januin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Family: Martin was born to Reverend Michael King Sr.

and Alberta King (née Williams). He had an elder sister Willie Christine, and younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams King. Martin Luther King Quotes To Make You Follow Him.Designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards annually recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.