Going Down Jericho Road
The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign
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ISBN10: 0393330532 ISBN13: 9780393330533 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jan 1 2008 Pages: 623 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.25" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, Michael Honey brings to life the magnetic characters who clashed on the Memphis battlefield: stalwart black workers; fiery black ministers; volatile, young, black-power advocates; idealistic organizers and tough-talking unionists; the first black members of the Memphis city council; the white upper crust who sought to prevent change or conflagration; and, finally, the magisterial Martin Luther King Jr., undertaking a Poor People's Campaign at the crossroads of his life, vilified as a subversive, hounded by the FBI, and seeing in the working poor of Memphis his hopes for a better America.