Cover: The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., from Harvard University PressCover: The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me in PAPERBACK

The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me

The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$31.00 • £26.95 • €28.95

ISBN 9780674046986

Publication Date: 03/15/2010

Trade

408 pages

5-3/4 x 9 inches

6 halftones

Belknap Press

World

Add to Cart

Educators: Request an Exam Copy (Learn more)

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • Acknowledgments
    • 1. The Artistry of Argument
  • Part I. Inside the Circle of the Tribe
    • 2. The Geometry of Belonging
    • 3. Brotherhood and Brotherhood
    • 4. Backstage and Blackstage
    • 5. Race Men and Real Men
    • 6. The Prophetic Backstage
  • Part II. Son of a (Black) Preacher Man
    • 7. Flight from the Folk?
    • 8. Homilies of Black Liberation
    • 9. Raw and Refined
  • Part III. King in the Mass Meetings
    • 10. Beloved Black Community
    • 11. The Physics of Deliverance
    • 12. The Rationality of Defiance
    • 13. The Courage to Be
    • 14. Free Riders and Freedom Riders
  • Part IV. Crossing over into Beloved Community
    • 15. Artifice and Authenticity
    • 16. Practicing What You Preach
    • 17. Validating the Movement
    • 18. The Allure of Rudeness
    • 19. Black Interludes in the Crossover Moment
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Illustrations:
    • “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” Martin Luther King’s last speech, Memphis, April 3, 1968.
    • Martin Luther King in the study of Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1961.
    • Bernard Lee, Andrew Young, Robert Green, Martin Luther King, Lawrence Guyot, Harry Bowie, and Stokely Carmichael at a meeting during the Meredith March, June 1966.
    • Reverend King at Ebenezer Baptist Church, November 8, 1964.
    • Martin Luther King speaking at a rally in Jackson, Mississippi, June 1966.
    • Martin Luther King with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel on the Selma to Montgomery march, March 1965.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Composite photograph showing (top) entrance to the Prudential Center in Boston and (bottom) an internal construction partition/wall printed with the words 'Opening Day 2023' and other decorative text

A New Chapter for Harvard Book Store

Starting in the summer of 2023, for the first time in almost thirty years, Harvard Book Store will have two locations: the flagship store in Harvard Square, and a large new store in the Prudential Center in Boston. For University Press Week we wanted to show some bookseller love, so we reached out to Rachel Cass, General Manager of the Harvard Book Store, to see what’s planned for their exciting new location