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The King years : historic moments in the civil rights movement / Taylor Branch.

Authors: Branch, Taylor.
Call number: 323 BRA
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: African Americans -- Civil rights.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- History -- 1953-1961.
United States -- History -- 1961-1969.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Title: The King years : historic moments in the civil rights movement / Taylor Branch.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Physical description: x, 210 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Martin Luther King's first public address, 1955 -- Sit-ins and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1960 -- Freedom rides I: the Nashville initiative, 1961 -- Freedom rides II: MLK, the Kennedys, and national politics, 1961 -- Bob Moses, SNCC, and Mississippi, 1960-63 -- A national firestorm from Birmingham, 1963 -- The March on Washington, 1963 -- Birmingham church bombing, 1963 -- Freedom summer, 1964 -- Party realignment: the Cow Palace and Atlantic City, 1964 -- King, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964 -- Crossroads in Selma, 1965 -- Crossroads in Vietnam: LBJ and MLK, 1965 -- Nonviolence goes north: King in Chicago, 1966 -- Black power, 1966 -- Race and war: King at the Riverside Church, 1967 -- Poverty: the last crusade, 1967-68 -- Requiem in Memphis, 1968 -- Looking back, and ahead.
Notes: Includes index.
Summary note: This work includes selections from the America in the King Years trilogy with new introductions by the author. The essential moments of the Civil Rights Movement are set in historical context by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the America in the King Years trilogy which includes Parting the Waters; Pillar of Fire; and At Canaan's Edge. This volume brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas, beginning with the impromptu speech that turned an untested, twenty six year old Martin Luther King forever into a public figure on the first night of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Five years later, minority students filled the jails in a 1960 sit-in movement, and, in 1961, the Freedom Riders seized national attention. The author interprets King's famous speech at the 1963 March on Washington and the Birmingham church bombing that challenged his dream. We see student leader Bob Moses mobilize college volunteers for Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer, and a decade long movement for equal rights. In the chapter "King, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Nobel Peace Prize" the author details the covert use of state power for a personal vendetta. The chapter "Crossroads in Selma" describes King's ordeal to steer the citizen's movement through hopes and threats. The chapter "Crossroads in Vietnam" glimpses the ominous wartime split between King and President Lyndon Johnson. As the Black Power slogan of Stokely Carmichael captivated a world grown weary of nonviolent protest, King grew ever more isolated. King "pushed downward into lonelier causes until he wound up among the sanitation workers of Memphis." A requiem chapter leads to his assassination.
A chronicle of key events in the civil rights movement traces how it evolved from a bus strike to a political and social revolution.
Added author: Branch, Taylor. Parting the waters. Selections.
Branch, Taylor. Pillar of fire. Selections.
Branch, Taylor. At Canaan's edge. Selections.
ISBN: 9781451678970 (hbk.)
1451678975 (hbk.)
9781451662467 (pbk.)
1451662467 (pbk.)
LCCN: 2012006964
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1416777
Bib No.: 1416777

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