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In 1993, Billings was rocked with a wave of hate crimes. The residents of Billings, the faith community, government leaders, labor, and community organizations pulled together to stand against hate and intolerance and to say: "NOT IN OUR TOWN". It was a movement that inspired a documentary series that has engaged communities around the world. We are here to carry forth and advance that legacy.
Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author, Michael Eric Dyson uses the fortieth anniversary of King s assassination as a starting point for a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of America, specifically Black America, over the ensuing years. Dyson ambitiously, and controversially, investigates the ways in which we as a people have made it to the Promised Land that King spoke of and shines a bright light on the many areas that we still have a long way to go
The author investigates the origin of King's powerful words and places them in the context of JFK's political maneuverings, the powerful new medium of television news and the complicated strategy behind the simple march.
Desert Rose details Coretta Scott King's upbringing in a family of proud, land-owning African Americans with a profound devotion to the ideals of social equality and the values of education, as well as her later role as her husband's most trusted confidant and advisor.
A companion to the Smithsonian show demonstrates the artistic response to Dr. King's life, and depicts work by African American and other artists, including traditional and contemporary styles, and essays on the man and his influence
British journalist and author Hodgson recounts the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from his birth in 1929 to his assassination in 1968, touching on the major high and low points of King's activism and personal life.
This book describes what went into the creation of that voice. It explores how King used words to define a movement. From a place situated between two cultures of American society. King shaped the language that gave the movement its identity and meaning.
Opposites in almost every way, mortally suspicious of each other at first, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Martin Luther King, Jr., were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Both men sensed a historic opportunity and began a delicate dance of accommodation that moved them, and the entire nation, toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was transcendent, a challenge to realize American ideals that still inspires fifty years later. But the very power of that speech has obscured the actual significance of the march and, by extension, the larger civil rights movement. William P. Jones's history restores the march in its full dimension and locates it within the broad history of civil rights.
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