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The King years : historic moments in the civil rights movement

Author: Taylor Branch
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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This work includes selections from the America in the King Years trilogy with new introductions by the author. The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the America in the King Years trilogy which includes Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaan's Edge. This volume brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas, beginning with the
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor Branch
ISBN: 9781451678970 1451678975 9781451662467 1451662467 1451662475 9781451662474
OCLC Number: 778990980
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Martin Luther King's first public address, 1955 --
Sit-ins and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1960 --
Freedom rides I: the Nashville initiative, 1961 --
Freedom rides II: MLK, the Kennedys, and national politics, 1961 --
Bob Moses, SNCC, and Mississippi, 1960-63 --
A national firestorm from Birmingham, 1963 --
The March on Washington, 1963 --
Birmingham church bombing, 1963 --
Freedom summer, 1964 --
Party realignment: the cow palace and Atlantic City, 1964 --
King, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 --
Crossroads in Selma, 1965 --
Crossroads in Viet Nam: MLK and LBJ, 1965 --
Nonviolence goes north: King in Chicago, 1966 --
Black power, 1966 --
Race and war: King at the Riverside Church, 1967 --
Poverty: the last crusade, 1967-68 --
Requiem in Memphis, 1968 --
Epilogue: looking back.
Responsibility: Taylor Branch.

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