Credible Sources for Martin Luther King Jr.

CREDIBLE SOURCE:

 

URL:

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0404.html

Samples:

“Memphis, Friday, April 5 — The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and racial brotherhood, was fatally shot here last night by a distant gunman who raced away and escaped.”

“But the police said the tragedy had been followed by incidents that included sporadic shooting, fires, bricks and bottles thrown at policemen, and looting that started in Negro districts and then spread over the city.”

“Dr. King was shot while he leaned over a second-floor railing outside his room at the Lorraine Motel. He was chatting with two friends just before starting for dinner.”

MLA Citation:

Caldwell, Earl. “Martin Luther King Is Slain in Memphis; A White Is Suspected; Johnson Urges Calm”. nytimes.com. The New York Times Company, 5 April. 1968.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0404.html>.

In-Text: (Caldwell)

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APA Citation:

Caldwell, E. (5 April, 1968). Martin Luther King Is Slain in Memphis; A White Is Suspected; Johnson Urges Calm. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/0404.html

In-Text: (Caldwell)

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CREDIBLE SOURCE:

 

URL:

http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/the-power-of-non-violence/

Samples:

“From the very beginning there was a philosophy undergirding the Montgomery boycott, the philosophy of nonviolent resistance. There was always the problem of getting this method over because it didn’t make sense to most of the people in the beginning. We had to use our mass meetings to explain nonviolence to a community of people who had never heard of the philosophy and in many instances were not sympathetic with it. We had meetings twice a week on Mondays and on Thursdays, and we had an institute on nonviolence and social change. We had to make it clear that nonviolent resistance is not a method of cowardice. It does resist. It is not a method of stagnant passivity and deadening complacency. The nonviolent resister is just as opposed to the evil that he is standing against as the violent resister but he resists without violence. This method is nonaggressive physically but strongly aggressive spiritually.”

“Another basic thing we had to get over is that nonviolent resistance is also an internal matter. It not only avoids external violence or external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. And so at the center of our movement stood the philosophy of love. The attitude that the only way to ultimately change humanity and make for the society that we all long for is to keep love at the center of our lives. Now people used to ask me from the beginning what do you mean by love and how is it that you can tell us to love those persons who seek to defeat us and those persons who stand against us; how can you love such persons? And I had to make it clear all along that love in its highest sense is not a sentimental sort of thing, not even an affectionate sort of thing.”

“Modern psychology has a word that is probably used more than any other word. It is the word “maladjusted.” Now we all should seek to live a well—adjusted life in order to avoid neurotic and schizophrenic personalities. But there are some things within our social order to which I am proud to be maladjusted and to which I call upon you to be maladjusted. I never intend to adjust myself to segregation and discrimination. I never intend to adjust myself to mob rule. I never intend to adjust myself to the tragic effects of the methods of physical violence and to tragic militarism. I call upon you to be maladjusted to such things. I call upon you to be as maladjusted to such things. I call upon you to be as maladjusted as Amos who in the midst of the injustices of his day cried out in words that echo across the generation, “Let judgment run down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” As maladjusted as Abraham Lincoln who had the vision to see that this nation could not exist half slave and half free. As maladjusted as Jefferson, who in the midst of an age amazingly adjusted to slavery could cry out, “All men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” As maladjusted as Jesus of Nazareth who dreamed a dream of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. God grant that we will be so maladjusted that we will be able to go out and change our world and our civilization. And then we will be able to move from the bleak and desolate midnight of man’s inhumanity to man to the bright and glittering daybreak of freedom and justice.”

MLA Citation:

“The Power of Non-Violence”. teachingamericanhistory.org. Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, n.d.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/the-power-of-non-violence/>.

In-Text: (“The Power of Non-violence”)

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APA Citation:

The Power of Non-violence. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/the-power-of-non-violence/

In-Text: (The Power of Non-violence, n.d.)

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CREDIBLE SOURCE:

 

URL:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988163,00.html

Samples:

“It is a testament to the greatness of Martin Luther King Jr. that nearly every major city in the U.S. has a street or school named after him. It is a measure of how sorely his achievements are misunderstood that most of them are located in black neighborhoods.”

“Even after the Supreme Court struck down segregation in 1954, what the world now calls human-rights offenses were both law and custom in much of America. Before King and his movement, a tired and thoroughly respectable Negro seamstress like Rosa Parks could be thrown into jail and fined simply because she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus so a white man could sit down. A six-year-old black girl like Ruby Bridges could be hectored and spit on by a white New Orleans mob simply because she wanted to go to the same school as white children. A 14-year-old black boy like Emmett Till could be hunted down and murdered by a Mississippi gang simply because he had supposedly made suggestive remarks to a white woman. Even highly educated blacks were routinely denied the right to vote or serve on juries. They could not eat at lunch counters, register in motels or use whites-only rest rooms; they could not buy or rent a home wherever they chose. In some rural enclaves in the South, they were even compelled to get off the sidewalk and stand in the street if a Caucasian walked by.

“Moreover, King was a man of extraordinary physical courage whose belief in nonviolence never swerved. From the time he assumed leadership of the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott in 1955 to his murder 13 years later, he faced hundreds of death threats. His home in Montgomery was bombed, with his wife and young children inside. He was hounded by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, which bugged his telephone and hotel rooms, circulated salacious gossip about him and even tried to force him into committing suicide after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. As King told the story, the defining moment of his life came during the early days of the bus boycott. A threatening telephone call at midnight alarmed him: “Nigger, we are tired of you and your mess now. And if you aren’t out of this town in three days, we’re going to blow your brains out and blow up your house.” Shaken, King went to the kitchen to pray. “I could hear an inner voice saying to me, ‘Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness. Stand up for justice. Stand up for truth. And lo I will be with you, even until the end of the world.'””

 

MLA Citation:

White, Jack E. “Martin Luther King”. time.com. Time Inc., 13 April. 1998.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988163,00.html>.

In-Text: (White)

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APA Citation:

White, J. (13 April, 1998). Martin Luther King. Retrieved from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,988163,00.html

In-Text: (White, 1998)

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CREDIBLE SOURCE:

 

Description:

Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. associated with his 1964 Nobel Prize award.

URL:

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

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Sample:

“Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.”

MLA Citation:

“Martin Luther King Jr. – Biography”. Nobelprize.org. (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html>.

 

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