I See the Promised Land: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
by Arthur R. Flowers
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2013
List Price: $16.95 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 156
Imprint: Groundwood Books
Publisher: Anansi Press
Parent Company: Anansi Press
This stunning graphic novel biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. describes the apartheid South of his time, which in many ways was not very different from the early days of slavery. Included are descriptions of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the formation of civil rights groups, mass movements against segregation, such as the Albany Movement and the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, and the influence on King of Gandhi, with his nonviolent approach to resistance. Flowers’ text smoothly incorporates excerpts from many of King’s most moving speeches and concludes with a brief look at his legacy. Flowers tells a masterful story in musical prose, while Manu Chitrakar carries the tale into the vivid idiom of Patua art, turning King’s historic journey into a truly universal legacy.