Beacon Press: The King Legacy Series
The King Legacy Series
Press is partnering with the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. in a new publishing
program, "The King Legacy." Beacon will print new editions of previously
published King titles and compile Dr. King's writings, sermons, orations, lectures,
and prayers into entirely new editions, including significant new introductions
by leading scholars. This partnership brings together the legacy of one of the
most important civil rights and social justice leaders in the world with one
of the oldest and most respected independent publishing houses in America.
"We feel enormously privileged to be the new publishers of Dr. King's
work. His vision and his message are more essential than ever in a world where,
despite great gains, the global aspects of the radical inequities Dr. King devoted
his life to exposing and addressing are all too apparent. He has much to teach
us, perhaps as much today as in his own lifetime." Helene Atwan,
director of Beacon Press
are very happy to join with Beacon Press to announce that the Estate of Martin
Luther King Jr. and Beacon Press will be entering into an historic partnership
to publish the words and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Beacon Press
will be a dedicated public outlet for his work, and will help bring his urgently
needed teachings of nonviolence and human dignity, and his dream of freedom
and equality to a new global audience." Dexter Scott King, representing
The Estate of Martin Luther King Jr., Inc
Martin Luther King Jr. (19291968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate
and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was assassinated in Memphis,
Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
Read the full press
Read an excerpt
from Beacon director Helene Atwan's remarks at the announcement of the series.
To view a list of available titles from the King Legacy Series, please visit
the official series Website, www.thekinglegacy.org.
Martin Luther King Jr. Resources