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

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Main Author: Fairclough, Adam.
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Language:English
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Main Author:Fairclough, Adam.
Summary:

"To Redeem the Soul of America" looks beyond the towering figure of Martin Luther King, Jr., to disclose the full workings of the organization that supported him. As Adam Fairclough reveals the dynamics within the Southern Christian Leadership Conference he shows how Julian Bond, Jesse Jackson, Wyatt Walker, Andrew Young, and others also played a hand in the triumphs of Selma and Birmingham and the frustrations of Albany and Chicago. Joining a charismatic leader with an inspired group of activists, the SCLC built a bridge from the black proletariat to the white liberal elite and then, finally, to the halls of Congress and the White House.

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General Notes:Includes index.
Physical Description:x, 504 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Bibliography: p. [407]-476.
ISBN:0820308986 (alk. paper)
0820309389 (pbk. : alk paper)
Author Notes:

Adam Fairclough is Professor of American History at the University of East Anglia.

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