Marching to the Mountaintop
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how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours
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Death in Memphis
A war on poverty
Marching in Memphis
Death in Memphis, reprise
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Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
In early 1968 the on-the-job deaths of two African American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by the city's segregated force of trash collectors. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an array of national movement leader... Read More »
Ann Bausum returns to the subject of Civil Rights with more exhaustive research, more compelling narrative, and more new and fascinating analysis than any other non-fiction author for children today. This new angle on the historically significant and fascinating life and work of Martin Luther Kin... Read More »
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