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Author King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Title Why we can't wait / Martin Luther King, Jr.
Imprint Boston, MA : Beacon Press, c2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  E185.61 .K54 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # E185.61 .K54 2010
Phys. Description xiii, 193 p., [8 p. of plates] : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series The King legacy
King legacy series.
Note Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1964.
Introduction by Dorothy Cotton copyright 2010.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 Overview: 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.
Local Note J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice request
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Alabama -- Birmingham.
United States -- Race relations.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780807001127 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0807001120 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780807001141 (hdb.)
0807001147 (hdb.)