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Title:
Waking from the dream : the struggle for civil rights in the shadow of Martin Luther King Jr.
ISBN:
9781400065462
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
xvi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
King's last victory: the Civil Rights Act of 1968 -- Can a movement be institutionalized?: the national Black political conventions -- From full employment to diversity -- Legalizing the legacy: the battle for a Martin Luther King holiday -- Jesse Jackson's rebirth -- Public reckonings with King's character.
Summary:
Presents a controversial study of the civil rights movement after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawing upon congressional testimony, court cases, press releases, and other sources to document the battle over King's image and legacy.
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