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Waking From the Dream

The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King Jr
Chappell, David L. (Book - 2014 )
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Presents a controversial study of the civil rights movement after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawing upon congressional testimony, court cases, press releases, and other sources to document the battle over King's image and legacy.
Authors: Chappell, David L.
Title: Waking from the dream
the struggle for civil rights in the shadow of Martin Luther King Jr
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xvi, 249 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David L. Chappell
Contents: King's last victory: the Civil Rights Act of 1968
Can a movement be institutionalized?: the national Black political conventions
From full employment to diversity
Legalizing the legacy: the battle for a Martin Luther King holiday
Jesse Jackson's rebirth
Public reckonings with King's character
Summary: Presents a controversial study of the civil rights movement after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., drawing upon congressional testimony, court cases, press releases, and other sources to document the battle over King's image and legacy.
ISBN: 1400065461
9781400065462
9780812994667
Branch Call Number: 323.092 C4672w 2014
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 185 -238) and index
Subject Headings: United States Race relations History 20th century African Americans Civil rights History 20th century African American civil rights workers Biography African American political activists Biography Civil rights movements United States History 20th century King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Influence
Topical Term: African Americans
African American civil rights workers
African American political activists
Civil rights movements
LCCN: 2013009296
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Chappell turns his attention to the years after Martin Luther King's assassination--and provides a sweeping history of the struggle to keep the civil rights movement alive and to realize King's vision of an equal society.


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