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Beaufort - St. Helena Branch 323.1196 KIN (Text) 0530005559593 Adult Non-Fiction On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780807001127
  • ISBN: 0807001120
  • ISBN: 9780807001141
  • ISBN: 0807001147
  • Physical Description: xiii, 193 pages, [8 pages of plates] : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Beacon Press, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1964.
Introduction by Dorothy Cotton copyright 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1200L Lexile
Subject: African Americans > Civil rights.
African Americans > Civil rights > Alabama > Birmingham.
United States > Race relations.
Birmingham (Ala.) > Race relations.

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