Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Martin Luther King, Jr. — Born January 15, 1929

Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on January 15, 1929. King revolutionized the world with his work for civil rights, and equal rights, for all Americans. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi, King's method for creating social change can be epitomized in three words: non-violent civil disobedience.

No Turning Back, a new book by Gurdon Brewster (shown seated beside King in the photograph) tells the story of Brewster's encounter with King and King's family, during the summer of 1961. Filled with original photographs and amusing anecdotes, the book reveals a personal glimpse of a genuinely remarkable man.