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To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice / by Michael K. Honey.

Honey, Michael K., (author.).
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Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs.
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Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 330 HON (Text) 70743000162544 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432850470
  • ISBN: 1432850474
  • Physical Description: 417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-407).
Formatted Contents Note:
"We the disinherited of this land" : kinship with the poor, 1929-1956 -- "We have a powerful instrument" : civil rights unionism and the Cold War, 1957-1963 -- "Northern ghettos are the prisons of forgotten men" : labor and civil rights at the crossroads, 1964-1966 -- "In God's economy" : organizing the Poor People's Campaign, 1967-1968 -- "All labor has dignity" : uprising of the working poor, 1968 -- "Dangerous unselfishness."
Summary, etc.:
Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for "nonviolent resistance" to all forms of oppression, including the economic injustice that "takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes."
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Equality > Economic aspects > United States > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Economic conditions > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
Poor People's Campaign.
Discrimination in employment > United States > History > 20th century.
Right to labor > United States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights movements > United States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights workers > United States > Biography.
Genre: Large type books.

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