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Clemons (Old Dominion), Brown (Ithaca College), and Dorsey (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) consider the historical and contemporary impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and race in the US. The editors provide commentary on the intellectual legacy of King and where the discussion on race in America is headed. The book provides readers with information on King's impact on society from music to comparative politics. It consists of nine chapters, all of which seek to provide a context for King's work on voting rights, crime, social justice, and broader issues of health care and foreign affairs. The editors, along with contributors, help delve into the various root causes of racial discrimination and the class divisions that have failed to address the inequities in society. The contributors provide data that help illuminate how and in what ways King's proposals for a more just society could come to fruition. Dream and Legacy is an important book in the field best suited for anyone generally interested in issues related to race in the US and more specifically to King's impact on those issues. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. --Aaron RS Lorenz, Ramapo College
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