Reclaiming the Great World House

The Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

Edited by Vicki L. Crawford and Lewis V. Baldwin

Foreword by Robert Franklin

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Pages: 408

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Pub Date: 10/05/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5604-4

List Price: $36.95

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Pub Date: 10/05/2019

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5602-0

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Published with the generous support of Sarah Mills Hodge Fund

Reclaiming the Great World House

The Global Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

Edited by Vicki L. Crawford and Lewis V. Baldwin

Foreword by Robert Franklin

A global context for understanding the intellectual and sociopolitical legacy of MLK in the twenty-first century

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The burgeoning terrain of Martin Luther King Jr. studies is leading to a new appreciation of his thought and its meaningfulness for the emergence and shaping of the twenty-first-century world. This volume brings together an impressive array of scholars from various backgrounds and disciplines to explore the global significance of King-then, now, and in the future.

Employing King's metaphor of "the great world house," the major focus is on King's appraisal of the global-human struggle in the 1950s and 1960s, his relevance for today's world, and how future generations might constructively apply or appropriate his key ideas and values in addressing racism, poverty and economic injustice, militarism, sexism, homophobia, the environmental crisis, globalization, and other challenges confronting humanity today. The contributors treat King in context and beyond context, taking seriously the historical King while also exploring how his name, activities, contributions, and legacy are still associated with a globalized rights culture.

Victor Anderson

Lewis V. Baldwin

Rufus Burrow Jr

Crystal A. deGregory

Teresa Delgado

Walter E. Fluker

Robert Franklin

Mary E. King

Hak Joon Lee

Althea Legal-Miller

Michael B. McCormack

Larry Rivers

Rosetta Ross

Gary S. Selby

Amy E. Steele

Nimi Wariboko

About the Author/Editor

Vicki L. Crawford (Editor)
VICKI L. CRAWFORD is the director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Collection at Morehouse College and general editor of the Morehouse College King Collection Series on Civil and Human Rights. She is a coeditor of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965 and the author of numerous scholarly articles.

Lewis V. Baldwin (Editor)
LEWIS V. BALDWIN is a professor emeritus of religious studies at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of many books, including To Make the Wounded Whole: The Cultural Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.; Toward the Beloved Community: Martin Luther King Jr. and South Africa; and Behind the Public Veil: The Humanness of Martin Luther King Jr.