Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours
Title
Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours

Author
Bausum, Ann author.

ISBN
9781426309397

Edition
1st ed.

Publication Information
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.

Physical Description
104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

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.

Reading Level
1200 L Lexile

Personal Subject
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
 
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968-Assassination.

Subject Term
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968.
 
Labor movement -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century.
 
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Social conditions -- 20th century.

Geographic Term
Memphis (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.

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.


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Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookJ 323.092 BAU11Nonfiction Collection
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