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Why We Can't Wait
Why We Can't Wait
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.   Introduction by: Dorothy Cotton
Product Code: 0112 ISBN: 978-080700112-7
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224
Binding Information: Paperback 
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5.5 X 8.5 Inches (US)
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No
Copyright Date Ed: 
01/11/2010
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00P
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Dr. King's best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963
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Often applauded as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most incisive and eloquent book, Why We Can’t Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. During this time, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, King, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. King examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality. The book also includes the extraordinary “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which King wrote in April of 1963.

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"No child should graduate from high school without having read this book. In telling the story of the third American Revolution, it is as integral to American history as the Declaration of Independence."—Jesse Jackson

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