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Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours

Marching

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Bausum,Ann

Source:

Volume 1st, p.104 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr E185.97 .K5 B38 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9932871

Keywords:

1929-1968, 1929-1968--Assassination, 1929-1968--Assassination--Juvenile literature, 1929-1968--Juvenile literature, 1968, 1968--Juvenile literature, African Americans--Social conditions--Memphis (Tenn.), African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis--Social conditions--20th century, African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis--Social conditions--20th century--Juvenile literature, Jr, King, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968, King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination, Labor movement--Memphis (Tenn.)--History, Labor movement--Tennessee--Memphis--History--20th century, Labor movement--Tennessee--Memphis--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, Martin Luther, Memphis, Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations--History, Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations--History--20th century, Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, Sanitation Workers Strike, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968, Tenn

Abstract:

Contents: Foreword -- Introduction -- Death in Memphis -- Strike! -- Impasse -- A war on poverty -- Marching in Memphis -- Last days -- Death in Memphis, reprise -- Overcome -- Afterword -- King's campaigns -- Cast of characters -- Timeline -- Research notes and acknowledgments -- Resource guide.; Summary: Explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of Dr. King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Ages 12 and up