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Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement

Author: John A Kirk
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2013.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition. This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Kirk
ISBN: 9781408220139 140822013X
OCLC Number: 823473394
Description: xxxviii, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one: Background. Introduction: Martin Luther King, Jr: saint, sinner, or historical figure --
The origins of the civil rights movement. Part two: King and a fledgling movement, 1955-1960. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early life, 1929-1955 --
The Montgomery bus boycott, 1955-1956 --
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), 1957-1960. Part three: King and a developing movement, 1960-1963. Sit-ins and freedom rides, 1960-1961 --
The Albany campaign, 1961-1962 --
The Birmingham campaign, 1963. Part four: King and an expanding movement, 1963-1965. Part five: King and a fractious movement, 1965-1968. The Chicago campaign, 1965-1966 --
The Meredith March against fear and black power, 1966 --
Civil rights and the Vietnam War, 1965-1967 --
Conclusion: Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement, and the black freedom struggle. Documents.
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: John A. Kirk.

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