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Marching to the Mountaintop How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King's Final Hours (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1426309392
ISBN-13: 9781426309397
Sku: 221030961
Publish Date: 1/10/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 11.25H x 9L x 0.5T
Pages:  112
Age Range:  14 to 18
 
Annotation:
The connection between Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination and a sanitation worker's strike in Memphis, Tennessee, is rarely alluded to, but this well-researched and stirring history highlights the series of events that led to the Civil Rights leader's murder. After the terrible deaths of two African American sanitation workers in Memphis due to unsafe working conditions, there were massive protests and then a strike. Dr. King came to the city to support the striking workers, and gave what would be his final, stirring speech. Exploring how the strike was connected to the greater Civil Rights Movement, how Dr. King's death helped to resolve the sanitation worker's issues, and how each step of the way affected the next, this book provides an excellent picture of a key time in America's history. With resources, bibliography, notes, and more.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0112
Product attributePublisher:   National Geographic Society
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