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

Author: Ann Bausum
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bausum
ISBN: 9781426309397 1426309392 9781426309403 1426309406
OCLC Number: 713188700
Description: 104 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Cast of characters --
Death in Memphis --
Strike! --
Impasse --
A war on poverty --
Marching in Memphis --
Last days --
Death in Memphis, reprise --
Overcome --
Afterword --
Time line --
King's campaigns --
Research notes and acknowledgments --
Resource guide.
Responsibility: by Ann Bausum.

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Examines the subject of Civil Rights. This book offers a fresh look at the fascinating life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. It sheds light on the issues of race, labour, civil rights, and poetry  Read more...

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