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The Resource Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the southern christian leadership conference, David J. Garrow, (electronic resource)

Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the southern christian leadership conference, David J. Garrow, (electronic resource)

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Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the southern christian leadership conference
Title
Bearing the cross
Title remainder
Martin Luther King, Jr., and the southern christian leadership conference
Statement of responsibility
David J. Garrow
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King's evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955'56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America's civil rights movement. Based on extensive research and more than seven hundred interviews, with subjects including Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, and Coretta Scott King, Garrow paints a multidimensional portrait of a charismatic figure driven by his strong moral obligation to lead'and of the toll this calling took on his life. Bearing the Cross provides a penetrating account of King's spiritual development and his crucial role at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, led to enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965. This comprehensive yet intimate study reveals the deep sense of mission King felt to serve as an unrelenting crusader against prejudice, inequality, and violence, and his willingness to sacrifice his own life on behalf of his beliefs. Written more than twenty-five years ago, Bearing the Cross remains an unparalleled examination of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement
Summary
Based on more than 700 interviews-with all King's closest surviving associates and with the Southern law men who worked against him "Bearing the Cross" is a compelling and intimate narrative that portrays the struggles and conflicts within the man who became the incarnation of the Civil Rights Movement
Award
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 1987.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, 1987.
Biography type
individual biography
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154705
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • 323/.092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5 G36 2015
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unknown
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dictionaries
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adult
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Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the southern christian leadership conference, David J. Garrow, (electronic resource)
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 09, 2015)
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; 1. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956; 2. The Birth of SCLC, 1957-1959; 3. SNCC, the Kennedys, and the Freedom Rides, 1960-1961; 4. Albany and Lessons for the Future, 1961-1962; 5. Birmingham and the March on Washington, 1963; 6. The Alabama Project, St. Augustine, and the Nobel Peace Prize, 1963-1964; 7. Selma and the Voting Rights Act, 1965; 8. Chicago and the "War on Slums," 1965-1966; 9. The Meredith March, "Black Power," and the Chicago Open-Housing Protests, 1966; 10. Economic Justice and Vietnam, 1966-1967
  • 11. The Poor People's Campaign and Memphis, 1967-1968Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Copyright Page
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504011525
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00596115
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E1265CDB-DDB4-46C7-BE36-29AA3BADF508
System control number
(OCoLC)904961735
Label
Bearing the cross : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the southern christian leadership conference, David J. Garrow, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed March 09, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Epigraph; 1. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956; 2. The Birth of SCLC, 1957-1959; 3. SNCC, the Kennedys, and the Freedom Rides, 1960-1961; 4. Albany and Lessons for the Future, 1961-1962; 5. Birmingham and the March on Washington, 1963; 6. The Alabama Project, St. Augustine, and the Nobel Peace Prize, 1963-1964; 7. Selma and the Voting Rights Act, 1965; 8. Chicago and the "War on Slums," 1965-1966; 9. The Meredith March, "Black Power," and the Chicago Open-Housing Protests, 1966; 10. Economic Justice and Vietnam, 1966-1967
  • 11. The Poor People's Campaign and Memphis, 1967-1968Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author; Copyright Page
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504011525
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00596115
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E1265CDB-DDB4-46C7-BE36-29AA3BADF508
System control number
(OCoLC)904961735
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