Martin Black is one of America's most celebrated horsemen, one who has spent his life ranching, riding, training horses, starting young horses, working cows, and roping in the Great Basin tradition. Martin tirelessly shares his knowledge and experience with folks serious about improving themselves and their horses. He has written extensively, authoring both books (the Western Horseman book on Cow Horse Confidence and co-authoring the ground-breaking Evidence-Based Horsemanship) and articles that share his thoughts and experiences on horsemanship. Now for the first time, all of Martin's major articles, most from Eclectic Horseman magazine, are being collected into three handy volumes titled: The Essential Martin Black. This book, "Volume No. 1, Horseback," includes 28 articles with photos relating to riding topics. Whether you're a long time student of Martin's or just beginning to explore the realm of horsemanship, Martin's articles will get you thinking and offer ideas for improving your horse relationships.
It has been nearly fifty years since Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Appraisals of King’s contributions began almost immediately and continue to this day. The author explores a great many of King’s chief ideas and socio-ethical practices: his concept of a moral universe, his doctrine of human dignity, his belief that not all suffering is redemptive, his brand of personalism, his contribution to the development of social ethics, the inclusion of young people in the movement, sexism as a contradiction to his personalism, the problem of black-on-black violence, and others. The book reveals both the strengths and the limitations in King’s theological socio-ethical project, and shows him to have relentlessly applied personalist ideas to organized nonviolent resistance campaigns in order to change the world. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Rediscovering Precious Values, July 1951 - November 1955
Author: Martin Luther King
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A chronologically arranged publication of King's writings follows his doctoral work at Boston University through his first year as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, and includes his beginning years of social justice efforts and marriage. UP.
The Roots and Implications of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Theodicy
Author: Mika Edmondson
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book explores the roots and relevance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach to black suffering. King’s conviction that “unearned suffering is redemptive” reflects a nearly 250-year-old tradition in the black church going back to the earliest Negro spirituals. From the bellies of slave ships, the foot of the lynching tree, and the back of segregated buses, black Christians have always maintained the hope that God could “make a way out of no way” and somehow bring good from the evils inflicted on them. As a product of the black church tradition, King inherited this widespread belief, developed it using Protestant liberal concepts, and deployed it throughout the Civil Rights Movement of the 50’s and 60’s as a central pillar of the whole non-violent movement. Recently, critics have maintained that King’s doctrine of redemptive suffering creates a martyr mentality which makes victims passive in the face of their suffering; this book argues against that critique. King’s concept offers real answers to important challenges, and it offers practical hope and guidance for how beleaguered black citizens can faithfully engage their suffering today.
Volume 2: Black Sacred Music from Sit-Ins to Resurrection City
Author: Robert Darden
Publisher: Penn State Press
Volume 1 of Nothing but Love in God’s Water traced the music of protest spirituals from the Civil War to the American labor movement of the 1930s and 1940s, and on through the Montgomery bus boycott. This second volume continues the journey, chronicling the role this music played in energizing and sustaining those most heavily involved in the civil rights movement. Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine and the founder of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University, brings this vivid, vital story to life. He explains why black sacred music helped foster community within the civil rights movement and attract new adherents; shows how Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders used music to underscore and support their message; and reveals how the songs themselves traveled and changed as the fight for freedom for African Americans continued. Darden makes an unassailable case for the importance of black sacred music not only to the civil rights era but also to present-day struggles in and beyond the United States. Taking us from the Deep South to Chicago and on to the nation’s capital, Darden’s grittily detailed, lively telling is peppered throughout with the words of those who were there, famous and forgotten alike: activists such as Rep. John Lewis, the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, and Willie Bolden, as well as musical virtuosos such as Harry Belafonte, Duke Ellington, and The Mighty Wonders. Expertly assembled from published and unpublished writing, oral histories, and rare recordings, this is the history of the soundtrack that fueled the long march toward freedom and equality for the black community in the United States and that continues to inspire and uplift people all over the world.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was not an advocate of homosexual rights, nor was he an enemy; however both sides of the debate have used his words in their arguments, including his widow, in support of gay rights, and his daughter, in rejection. This fascinating situation poses the problem that Michael G. Long seeks to address and resolve.
Biographical and bibliographical entries on some 400 black authors active in the 20th century. Some of the sketches are updated from Gale's Contemporary authors series; others were written especially for this volume. Covers not only contemporary American authors, but also earlier 20th century writers, social figures (e.g. Malcolm X, Desmond Tutu), and important African and Caribbean writers. In addition to the descriptive personal and career information, there are illuminating biographical/critical essays including comments, often by the authors themselves, on personal interests, aspirations, motivations, and thoughts on writing. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR