At Canaan's Edge
America in the King Years, 1965-68eBook - 2006
This book concludes a 3-volume history of American race, violence, and democracy. As the book begins, King and his movement are one decade into an epic struggle for the promises of democracy. The quest to cross Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965 engages the conscience of the world, strains the civil rights coalition, and embroils King with the U.S. government. After Selma, freedom workers are murdered, but sharecroppers learn to read, dare to vote, and build their own political party, while Stokely Carmichael leaves the movement in frustration to proclaim his famous Black Power doctrine. King takes nonviolence into Northern urban ghettoes, exposing hatreds and fears no less virulent than those in the South. We watch King bring all his eloquence into dissent from the Vietnam War, and make an embattled decision to concentrate on poverty; we reach Memphis, the garbage workers' strike, and King's assassination.--From publisher description. Also includes information on Ralph Abernathy, Harry Belafonte, James Bevel, Black Power, Bloody Sunday, Julian Bond, Hubert Rap Brown, Brown Chapel AME Church, Brown v. Board of Education, McGeorge Bundy, Stokely Carmichael, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Freedom Movement, Jim Clark, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, Cartha DeLoach, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Episcopal Church, Episcopalians, Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Forman, William Fulbright, Arthur Goldberg, Abraham Heschel, Ho Chi Minh, J. Edgar Hoover, Gloria Larry House, Howard University, John Hulett, Hubert Humphrey, Jesse Jacdson, Jews, Frank M. Johnson, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, U.S. Justice Department, Nicholas Katzenbach, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ku Klux Klan, Bernard Lafayette, James Lawson, Bernard Lee, Stanley Levison, John Robert Lewis, Viola Liuzzo, Lowndes County (Alabama),Robert McNamara, Harry McPherson, March Against Fear, Thrugood Marshall, Memphis (Tennessee), Montgomery (Alabama), Bob Moses, Bill Moyers, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, A.J. Muste, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), New York Times, Richard Nixon, nonviolence, Adam Clayton Powell, Al Raby, Ronad Reagan, James J. Reeb, Richard Russell, Bayard Rustin, William Rutherford, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, segregation, Selma (Alabama), Selma to Montgomery Marches, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Student Non violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Vietnam War, Voting Rights Act (1965), Harry Wachtel, George Wallace, Watts riots, Webb v. Board of Education of Chicago, William Westmoreland, Hosea Williams, Andrew Young, etc.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006
Characteristics: xiii, 1039 p. : ill. ; 25 cm