About the Author
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(19291968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth centurys most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King is the author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom
King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Coretta Scott King (19272006), the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American author and human rights activist.
Civil rights activist Vincent Harding was a friend and colleague of King and worked with Coretta Scott King to establish the King Center in Atlanta, serving as its first director. A distinguished theologian and historian, he is the award-winning author of several books.
Clayborne Carson is the general editorial advisor to the King Legacy; he is the founding director of the King Research and Education Institute at Stanford University.