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Marching to the mountaintop how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours

by Bausum, Ann.

Format: Book on CD 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bridgeville Public Library Audiovisual 323.092 BAU
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  323.092 BAU
 
 
Summary
Bausum's historical nonfiction is routinely lauded by such organizations as the ALA and School Library Journal. In Marching to the Mountaintop, Bausum revisits 1968 Memphis, Tennessee, to examine how the sanitation workers' strike set the scene for one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s greatest speeches. It would also be the site of his tragic death, an event that dramatically altered the face of the Civil Rights Movement.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bausum offers an inspiring glimpse of the civil rights movement and the power of nonviolent resistance through an examination of the Memphis sanitation workers' strike in 1968. It all started in February, when two public workers were crushed to death by a faulty garbage truck. Festering tensions over unfair pay, the impossibility of promotion, and job safety boiled over, and African American workers went on strike. As the spring wore on and mountains of garbage grew in city streets, silent protests and picket lines were organized. Students familiar with the civil rights movement will know that this historical episode had a tragic ending, the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book's sharp design features a pictorial cast of characters to aid visually minded readers, and the photographs of hundreds of workers in the streets, armed with signs reading I am a man, leave a moving impression. A lyrical foreword by King's friend and associate, the Reverend James Lawson, is included, and the amply stocked back matter includes a detailed time line, accounts of eight of King's notable campaigns, and thorough source citations.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series National Geographic.
Subjects King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literature.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Assassination.
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 -- Juvenile literature.
Labor movement -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968.
Labor movement -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Memphis (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Memphis (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Children's audiobooks.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2013
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Allen, Corey, narrator.
Recorded Books, LLC.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Corey Allen.
Audience 10 years and up.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Title from container.
In container (17 cm.).
"With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container.
Description 2 audio discs (2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781470341848
1470341840
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