Thursday, February 11, 2016
Book Review: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
AUTHOR: Martin Luther King Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson
PREMISE: The life of Martin Luther King is told through his eyes via previous writings of his.
MY REVIEW: I picked this one up because it is Black History Month. This is the month you start hearing a lot about MLK. Some of it true, a lot of it sanitized. I'm not sure if I'd call this an autobiography. King didn't write this actual book himself. It's old documents he wrote that I can't help but wonder if he would have actually wanted published.
But it was published with the King family's blessing from what I can see, so I don't feel too bad for finding this book fascinating. Since it is old documents, it does skip a lot of things. But it hits all the stuff people are probably most interested in, such as the start of the civil rights movement.
If you are interested at all in learning more about Martin Luther King Jr, this is a good book to look at.
WHO SHOULD READ: those interested in learning more about Martin Luther King Jr, autobiography readers
MY RATING: Four out of Five