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AkooBooks Audio: Martin Luther King

Audiobooks by or about Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his assassination in 1968.

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My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Martin Luther King
Narrated by: Martin Luther King
Length: 12 minutes

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This memoir by Martin Luther King III provides insight into one of history’s most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their...

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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Who Was?

By Bonnie Bader
Narrated by: Peter Jay Fernandez
Length: 1 hours 13 minutes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and... Read more »
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Where Do We Go From Here

Chaos or Community?

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

The last book written by King his final reflections after a decade of civil rights struggles

In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this significantly prophetic work, which has been unavailable for... Read more »
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Why We Can't Wait

By Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 6 hours 5 minutes

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963

On April 16, 1963, as the violent events of the Birmingham campaign unfolded in the city’s streets, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in response to local religious leaders’ criticism of the campaign.... Read more »
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Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin

By James L. Swanson
Narrated by: Kim Staunton
Length: 5 hours 40 minutes

An astonishing account of the assassination of America's most beloved and celebrated civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, by NY Times bestselling author, James L. Swanson. In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights -- with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public... Read more »
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Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Narrated by: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Length: 1 hours 11 minutes

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love. In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination --... Read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Marshall Frady
Narrated by: Marshall Frady
Length: 7 hours 32 minutes

Marshall Frady, the reporter who became the unofficial chronicler of the civil rights movement, here re-creates the life and turbulent times of its inspirational leader. Deftly interweaving the story of King’s quest with a history of the African American struggle for equality, Frady offers fascinating insights into his subject’s magnetic... Read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times

By Donald T. Phillips
Narrated by: Nelson Runger
Length: 13 hours 33 minutes

The best-selling author of The Founding Fathers on Leadership takes an inspiring look at what it takes to lead in challenging times. Using lessons culled from Dr. King's written words and speeches, Phillips gives practical advice for leading in life, family matters, and business. Martin Luther King, Jr. provided inspired leadership during one of... Read more »
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Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

By Eleanora Tate
Narrated by: Kim Staunton
Length: 5 hours 27 minutes

Young Mary Elouise is unhappy about who she is, until two African storytellers come to her school and help her to appreciate the value of her heritage. Eleanora E. Tate shares the richness of the contemporary African American experience with themes that speak to young readers of every color: self-acceptance, a healthy pride, and the importance... Read more »
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Stride Toward Freedom

The Montgomery Story
King Legacy: Book #1

By Martin Luther King, Jr
Narrated by: JD Jackson
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolent resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as "the chronicle of 50,000 Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of love, and who,... Read more »
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FOREVER MEN: Why the Dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X Can Still Save Blacks In America

By Raymond Sturgis
Narrated by: Brendan Wood
Length: 36 minutes

Black America has made tremendous progress, and the hard work of our leaders from the past and today was instrumental in making our future better. However, we have a long way to go until we are truly proud of being black and proud of our accomplishments. There are too many murders, injustices in America judicial system, our choosing of... Read more »
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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. - Abridged - Abridged

By Clayborne Carson
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 9 hours 34 minutes

With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all.

Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the... Read more »
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The Concise King - Abridged - Abridged

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Narrated by: Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King, Dorothy I. Height, Edward M. Kennedy, Andrew Young & Hachette Assorted Authors
Length: 2 hours 22 minutes

For the first time, an edition of Martin Luther King's most important speeches and selected sermons are assembled and available on CD as a value-priced edition. Hachette Audio believes that the timeless message of King, in his own words and voice, are essential listening for any American and for any world citizen interested in American history,... Read more »
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Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership

The Landmark Speeches and Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard & Peter Holloran
Narrated by: Keith David, Jay Gregory, Martin Luther King Jr. & Clayborne Carson
Length: 15 hours 23 minutes

For the first time ever, twenty-four original recordings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech to his stirring sermon "A Knock At Midnight," are collected together in this treasured box set. His landmark speeches that echoed around the world and the more intimate sermons from the churches where he carried out... Read more »
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The Everything Martin Luther King Jr. Book

The Struggle, the Dream, the Legacy
Everything Books

By Jessica McElrath
Narrated by: Dwain Kyles
Length: 9 hours 40 minutes

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most inspirational figures in American history. From his march on Washington to his time in a Birmingham jail, King’s life and work continue to have a profound effect on our nation. The Everything® Martin Luther King Jr. Book explores King’s life, times and influence. Fascinating facts and little-known...

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

By Martin Luther King Jr.
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 51 minutes

April 16th. The year is 1963. Birmingham, Alabama has had a spring of non-violent protests known as the Birmingham Campaign, seeking to draw attention to the segregation against blacks by the city government and downtown retailers. The organizers longed to create a non-violent tension so severe that the powers that be would be forced to address... Read more »
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I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ordinary People Change the World

By Brad Meltzer
Narrated by: Donte Bonner & Various
Length: 21 minutes

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful... Read more »
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Great African American Speeches

Includes Two Bonus Speeches by Nelson Mandela

By author
Length: 9 hours 2 minutes

In this collection, African American leaders change history with the power of the spoken word.Martin Luther King, Jr.: I've Been to the Mountaintop (1968), Unfulfilled Dreams (1968)US Representative Barbara Jordan: DNC Keynote Address (1976)Malcolm X: Field Negro vs. House Negro (1963)Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Be Not Afraid... Read more »
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