Courtesy of Beacon Press

In 1980, Martin Luther King Sr. published the memoir Daddy King: An Autobiography, a work that provided new insight into his life—and the family world that created Martin Luther King Jr.

After being out of print for nearly two decades, Daddy King was re-released this week, in time for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. The publication offers a chance to look at King’s family photos, like the ones seen here.

Read an excerpt from Daddy King here on

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