The Great Writing Teacher No One Knows

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Martin Luther King Jr. had many good qualities. Here’s another one you should know about.

The Man Before the Myth

The Great Writing Teacher No One Knows

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He wrote five books before the age of 40, won the Nobel Prize and had a PhD. But few people would ever think of the preacher originally named Michael King as a writing teacher, which is too bad. Along with Phillip Roth, Toni Morrison, Raymond Carver, Anne Lamott and others, Martin Luther King Jr. may be one of the greatest writing instructors of all time. Take a listen and tell us what you think.

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