Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

    Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

    John A Kirk

    Pearson 2013

    Paperback 200pp Illustrated

    9781408220139   Product Code: 21534

    The career of Martin Luther King is well documented, but few histories have placed it in the wider context of black activism. Delivering a fresh perspective on the man and the movement, this study argues that the interaction between local and national concerns is key to understanding his leadership. It provides a critical analysis of King's strengths and weaknesses, examines the contributions of other leading figures, and demonstrates the crucial role of grassroots activists in the struggle for civil rights.

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