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"All Labor Has Dignity"

Authors: King, Martin Luther
Series: King Legacy
Publisher: Beacon Press
BISAC/Subject: SOC001000, HIS036000
ISBN: 9780807086018, Related ISBNs: 0807086002, 0807086010, 0807086029, 9780807086001, 9780807086018
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King's dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of these speeches will be new to most readers. The collection begins with King's lectures to unions in the 1960s and includes his addresses made during his Poor People's Campaign, culminating with his momentous "Mountaintop" speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis. Unprecedented and timely, "All Labor Has Dignity" will more fully restore our understanding of King's lasting vision of economic justice, bringing his demand for equality right into the present.

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