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The Resource To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice, Michael K. Honey

To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice, Michael K. Honey

Label
To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice
Title
To the promised land
Title remainder
Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice
Statement of responsibility
Michael K. Honey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. [This book] goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony, to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for 'nonviolent resistance' to all forms of oppression--including the economic injustice that 'takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.' Phase one of King's agenda led to the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. But King also questioned what good it does a man to 'eat at an integrated lunch counter if he doesn't earn enough money to buy a hamburger and a cup of coffee?' In phase two of his activism, King organized poor people and demonstrated for union rights, while also seeking a 'moral revolution' to replace the self-seeking individualism of the rich along with an overriding concern for the common good. 'Either we go up together or we go down together,' King cautioned, a message just as urgent in America today as then. To the Promised Land challenges us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King's legacy and move toward his vision of 'the Promised Land' in our own time."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Honey, Michael K.,
Dewey number
323.029
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
H59 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Equality
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Poor People's Campaign
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Right to labor
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
Label
To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice, Michael K. Honey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"We the disinherited of this land" : kinship with the poor, 1929-1956 -- "We have a powerful instrument" : civil rights unionism and the Cold War, 1957-1963 -- "Northern ghettos are the prisons of forgotten men" : labor and civil rights at the crossroads, 1964-1966 -- "In God's economy" : organizing the Poor People's Campaign, 1967-1968 -- "All labor has dignity" : uprising of the working poor, 1968 -- "Dangerous unselfishness."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780393651263
Lccn
2017060268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn988276096
  • (OCoLC)988276096
  • 2124526
Label
To the promised land : Martin Luther King and the fight for economic justice, Michael K. Honey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"We the disinherited of this land" : kinship with the poor, 1929-1956 -- "We have a powerful instrument" : civil rights unionism and the Cold War, 1957-1963 -- "Northern ghettos are the prisons of forgotten men" : labor and civil rights at the crossroads, 1964-1966 -- "In God's economy" : organizing the Poor People's Campaign, 1967-1968 -- "All labor has dignity" : uprising of the working poor, 1968 -- "Dangerous unselfishness."
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
241 pages
Isbn
9780393651263
Lccn
2017060268
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn988276096
  • (OCoLC)988276096
  • 2124526

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