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The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me

The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Jonathan Rieder

Hardcover, 394 pages, Harvard Univ Pr, List Price: $29.95 |

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The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me
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The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Jonathan Rieder

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This work takes readers deep into Martin Luther King's backstage discussions with colleagues, his preaching to black congregations, his exhortations in mass meetings, and his crossover addresses to whites, in a study of King's speeches, sermons, stories, jokes, and other works.

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