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Why we can't wait / Martin Luther King, Jr.

By: King, Martin Luther, Jr, 1929-1968.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: King, Martin Luther, Works: Publisher: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, �2010Description: xiii, 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780807001127; 0807001120; 9780807001141; 0807001147.Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham | United States -- Race relations | Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Civil Rights | African Americans -- Civil rights | African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations | United States -- Race relations | African Americans -- Civil rights | Race relations | Alabama -- Birmingham | United StatesDDC classification: 323.1196/0730761781 Other classification: D771.224 | D771.262 Online resources: Additional Information at Google Books
Contents:
Introduction / Dorothy Cotton -- 1964 Introduction by Martin Luther King -- 1: Negro Revolution-why 1963? -- 2: Sword that heals-- 3: Bull Connor's Birmingham -- 4: New day in Birmingham -- 5: Letter from Birmingham jail -- 6: Black and white together -- 7: Summer of our discontent -- 8: Days to come -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Dr. King's best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963. Often applauded as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can't Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. During this time, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, King, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. King examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality. The book also includes the extraordinary "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which King wrote in April of 1963.
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Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1964.

Introduction by Dorothy Cotton copyright 2010.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Dorothy Cotton -- 1964 Introduction by Martin Luther King -- 1: Negro Revolution-why 1963? -- 2: Sword that heals-- 3: Bull Connor's Birmingham -- 4: New day in Birmingham -- 5: Letter from Birmingham jail -- 6: Black and white together -- 7: Summer of our discontent -- 8: Days to come -- Selected bibliography -- Index.

Dr. King's best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963. Often applauded as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can't Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. During this time, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, King, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. King examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality. The book also includes the extraordinary "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which King wrote in April of 1963.

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