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The Resource MLK : an American legacy, David J. Garrow

MLK : an American legacy, David J. Garrow

Label
MLK : an American legacy
Title
MLK
Title remainder
an American legacy
Statement of responsibility
David J. Garrow
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three insightful, meticulously researched works-including Pulitzer Prize Winner Bearing the Cross-spanning the remarkable life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his heroic and immeasurable impact on the struggle for civil rights This collection from professor and historian David J. Garrow provides a multidimensional and fascinating portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., and his mission to upend deeply entrenched prejudices in society, and enact legal change that would achieve equality for African Americans one hundred years after their emancipation from slavery. Bearing the Cross traces King's evolution from the young pastor who spearheaded the 1955-56 bus boycott in Montgomery to the inspirational leader of America's civil rights movement, focusing on King's crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Garrow captures King's charisma, his moral obligation to lead a nonviolent crusade against racism and inequality-and the toll this calling took on his life. Garrow delves deeper into one of the civil rights movement's most decisive moments in Protest at Selma. These demonstrations led to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 that, along with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, remains a key aspect of King's legacy. Garrow analyzes King's political strategy and understanding of how media coverage-especially reports of white violence against peaceful African American protestors-elicited sympathy for the cause. King's fierce determination to overturn the status quo of racial relations antagonized FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr. follows Hoover's personal obsession to destroy the civil rights leader. In an unprecedented abuse of governmental power, Hoover led one of the most invasive surveillance operations in American history, desperately trying to mar King's image. As a collection, these utterly engrossing books are a key to understanding King's inner life, his public persona, and his legacy, and are a testament to his impact in forcing America to confront intolerance and bigotry at a critical time in the nation's history
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
323.4/092/4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
MLK : an American legacy, David J. Garrow
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2826543
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Bearing the cross -- Protest at Selma -- The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr
Control code
ocn951807040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504038928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EDF8C749-A25D-4FA1-AF47-1E1BFF0E569D
System control number
(OCoLC)951807040
Label
MLK : an American legacy, David J. Garrow
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2826543
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Bearing the cross -- Protest at Selma -- The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr
Control code
ocn951807040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504038928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EDF8C749-A25D-4FA1-AF47-1E1BFF0E569D
System control number
(OCoLC)951807040

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