16 Books About MLK That Reveal the Man Behind the Civil Rights Icon

Over 90 years after his birth, we look back on King's legacy with these vital reads.

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Buy MLK: An American Legacy at Amazon

MLK: An American Legacy

By David J. Garrow

Buy The Promise and the Dream at Amazon

The Promise and the Dream

By David Margolick

Buy Killing the Dream at Amazon

Killing the Dream

By Gerald Posner

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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963

By Taylor Branch

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The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

By Taylor Branch

Buy Becoming King at Amazon

Becoming King

By Troy Jackson

Buy King's Dream at Amazon

King's Dream

By Eric J. Sundquist

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Black Theology & Black Power

By James H. Cone

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Waking From the Dream

By David L. Chappell

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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

By Coretta Scott King

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The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Martin Luther King Jr., edited by Clayborne Carson

MLK books

Why We Can't Wait

By Martin Luther King, Jr.

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March: Book One

By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

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Let the Trumpet Sound

By Stephen B. Oates