“Father and son had much in common. The son was the namesake of the father. Both were graduates of Morehouse College. Both married women of musical distinction. Both answered the call to the Baptist pulpit. Both championed civil rights for African-Americans.

     “How much did the father shape the destiny of the son, Martin Luther King, Jr.?”

So begins my review of Daddy King, a memoir by the father of Martin Luther King Jr. The memoir by the elder King, who died in 1984, was out of print for many years. Now Beacon Press has  published a paperback edition.”

To access the review in in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, click:  http://www.ajc.com/entertainment/books–literature/daddy-king-asserts-influence-his-famous-son/FVTvcx0PyyCEGqG8QUz7HO/

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