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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 / by Ann Bausum.

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Author/Creator:
Bausum, Ann.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
1st ed.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • 104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 100-102) and index.
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.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781426309397
1426309392
9781426309403
1426309406

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