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To redeem the soul of America : the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Adam Fairclough
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though sometimes derided as inefficient, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) excelled during the 1960s in the one activity that mattered the most in the struggle against segregation: the skillful use of nonviolent direct action. Under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Ir., members of the SCLC out-sang, out-marched, and out-prayed their white oppressors. And, as Adam Fairclough reveals in this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Fairclough
ISBN: 0820308986 9780820308982 0820309389 9780820309385 0820323462 9780820323466
OCLC Number: 13703256
Description: x, 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The preachers and the people : the origins of SCLC --
The fallow years : 1957-1959 --
Sit-ins and freedom rides --
First battle : the Albany campaign --
Breakthrough at Birmingham --
Summer of discontent, autumn of tragedy --
Desegregation : keeping up the pressure --
All the way with LBJ --
Selma --
The crisis of victory --
Defeat in Chicago --
"Black power!" --
The politics of peace --
Mobilizing the poor --
The Abernathy years.
Responsibility: Adam Fairclough.

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This work looks beyond the towering figure of Martin Luther King, Jr, to disclose the workings of the organization that supported him. It shows how Julian Bond, Jesse Jackson, Wyatt Walker, and  Read more...
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"Splendidly researched, cogently articulated...May well represent the finest single piece of published scholarship on the American Civil Rights Movement." - Choice

 
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