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King and the other America : the Poor People's Campaign and the quest for economic equality

Author: Sylvie Laurent; William J Wilson
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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"Shortly before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. called for a radical redistribution of economic and political power to transform the whole of society. A neglected and obscured episode of the late Civil Rights movement, The Poor People's Campaign, designed by King in 1967 and carried out after his death, brought together impoverished Americans of all races to demand better wages, better jobs, better homes,  Read more...
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Laurent, Sylvie.
King and the other America.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018018593
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvie Laurent; William J Wilson
ISBN: 9780520288560 0520288564 9780520288577 0520288572
OCLC Number: 1029631659
Notes: "George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--Prior to title page.
Description: xii, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The patriarchs --
The prophets of justice --
The city and the church --
The torchbearer --
The pauper --
An "American commune" --
A counter-war on poverty --
Facing structural injustice --
A "right not to starve."
Responsibility: Sylvie Laurent ; foreword by William Julius Wilson.

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