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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Martin Luther King Jr. Details
Speeches, writings, interviews, and excerpts from five of Martin Luther King's books are presented in chronological order within topical groupings.
At the Dark End of the Street
by Danielle L. McGuire Details
A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.
Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders
by Eric Etheridge Details
Features mug shots and personal details for more than eighty people who were arrested and convicted for challenging pre-civil rights Mississippi's segregation laws, in a volume that includes interviews with former Freedom Riders.
Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle that Changed a Nation
by Jonathan Rieder Details
Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" --illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights.
Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the laws that changed America
by Nick Kotz Details
Opposite in almost every way, mortally suspicious of each other at first, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr. were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men sensed an historic opportunity and moved ... the entire nation toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ... [This book] offers needed perspective on a presidency too often linked solely to the tragedy of Vietnam.
Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North
by Thomas J. Sugrue Details
Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
by Taylor Branch Details
A chronicle of key events in the civil rights movement traces how it evolved from a bus strike to a political and social revolution.
Updated 07/09/2014
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