The only book in print today about the father of the civil rights movement and patriarch to America’s iconic King family. This is a unique history of America’s “first family” of the civil rights movement, written from an insider’s perspective. The focus is on Martin Luther King, Sr, “Daddy King,” about whom there is little in print, and historians have largely walked past this great citizen and exemplary human being.
- Who really was this remarkable man who fathered the nation’s icon, Martin Luther King, Jr.?
- What major players in modern history did this man influence?
- Why does every black teenager know Snoop Dog but has never heard of Daddy King?
- Who is this man Murray Silver, in the background of such remarkable historic events?
About the Author
Murray M. Silver was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1929. He graduated from Armstrong Junior College and entered the University of Georgia Law School. Graduating in 1953, he then entered private practice in Savannah.
During the initial years of his career as a private lawyer, Murray Silver got involved in defending the less fortunate. One such case got the attention of Martin Luther King, Jr., who came to Camden County, where the trial was taking place, to meet this unusual man, representing a poor black man for murder. There began a friendship that lasted his lifetime.
He became a prominent trial lawyer handling over 3000 cases, both in the US and internationally. He was appointed General Counsel of the Georgia Department of Labor, serving for three years before returning to private practice. He was appointed Judge of Municipal Court of Atlanta, Georgia.
Retired October 31, 1997. Currently enjoys porchside views of the Atlantic Ocean in beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC, while writing and blogging…(More)