January 13, 2017 9:30 AM EST 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 TIME.com Martin Luther King Sr’s graduation photo, taken upon earning his degree from Morehouse College in 1930. By the time he earned his degree, he had three children and was next in line to take the pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Courtesy of the King/Farris Family Martin Luther King Sr. and his wife, Alberta “Bunch” Williams King. King Sr. gave her the nickname upon her return from college, shortening “bunch-of-goodness” to just “Bunch.” They were married in 1926. Courtesy of the King/Farris Family A family portrait of the Kings, taken in 1939. Clockwise: King Sr.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Jeannie C. Parks Williams; son Martin Luther Jr.; daughter, Christine; younger son, Alfred Daniel, and wife, Alberta Williams King. Courtesy of the King/Farris Family Martin Luther King Sr.; Alberta Williams King; Coretta Scott King; and Christine King board a plane in 1964, en route to King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize presentation ceremony. Courtesy of the King/Farris Family Martin Luther King Sr.; Jesse Jackson; Alberta Williams King; and Christine King Farris at her Spelman College commencement. Courtesy of the King/Farris Family More Must-Reads From TIME East Palestine, One Year After Train Derailment How Tech Giants Turned Ukraine Into an AI War Lab In the Belly of MrBeast The Closers: 18 People Working to End the Racial Wealth Gap How Long Should You Isolate With COVID-19? The Best Romantic Comedies to Watch on Netflix Taylor Swift Is TIME's 2023 Person of the Year Want Weekly Recs on What to Watch, Read, and More? Sign Up for Worth Your Time