In this prophetic work, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education.
Eloquently revealing the courage, conviction, and faith that roused the conscience of a nation and the world, I've Been to the Mountaintop offers a determined vision of justice, a timeless message of faith, and, in retrospect, a poignantly prophetic portrait of a brave man at peace with himself.
Celebrated Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the director and editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project; with thousands of King's essays, notes, letters, speeches, and sermons at his disposal, Carson has organized King's writings into a posthumous autobiography.
Dexter King was just seven years old when an assassin took his father Martin Luther King's life. Dexter King's courageous efforts, amid widespread skepticism, to investigate what really happened in his father's slaying resulted in a civil jury trial proving there was a conspiracy involving governmental agencies to murder his father.
Volume two of a three volume history of the American civil rights movement, America in the King Years. This volume takes the reader from the assassination of President Kennedy and describes Martin Luther King's struggle to hold his movement together in the face of factionalism and violence. Volume One.Volume Three.
In this account, the author traces the progress of the Civil Rights Movement, from its beginnings - the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown decision, the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins - through the growth of consciousness and confidence, all the way to Selma and beyond.
Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.
In Rights for a Season, Lewis A. Randolph and Gayle T. Tate explore the many facets and stages of black political mobilization in Richmond, tracing the rise and decline of black political power in the city.
Focusing on three key cities--New Orleans, Richmond, and Savannah--Kelley explores the community organizations that bound protestors together and the divisions of class, gender, and ambition that sometimes drove them apart.
In We, Too, Are Americans, Megan Taylor Shockley examines the experiences of the African American women who worked in two capitols of industry--Detroit, Michigan, and Richmond, Virginia--during the war and the decade that followed it.
Tracing the erosion of white elite paternalism in Jim Crow Virginia, Douglas Smith reveals a surprising fluidity in southern racial politics in the decades between World War I and the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
This innovative book examines the most successful interracial coalition in the nineteenth-century South, Virginia's Readjuster Party, and uncovers a surprising degree of fluidity in postemancipation southern politics.