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Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation / Jonathan Rieder
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323.092 R549G
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, c2013.
1st U.S. ed.
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Descript
xviii, 218 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-207) and index.
Contents
Introduction : The cry for justice -- The prelude. Prisoner: This is blasphemy ; Not enough Negroes are ready to die in Birmingham ; Traitors to their race ; Meet me in Galilee -- The letter. Diplomat: My dear fellow clergymen ; The word "wait" rings in the ear of every Negro ; Everything the Nazis did was legal -- Prophet: I am an extremist ; What kind of people worship here? ; Abused and scorned though we may be -- The aftermath. Street fighter: Now is the time ; A child shall lead them ; Free at last? ; What killed these four girls? -- Epilogue : Words spoken to mankind.
Summary
Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" --illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights.
Local Note
African American experience.
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ISBN
9781620400586
1620400588
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