Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

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The definitive history of the epic struggle for economic justice that became Martin Luther King Jr.'s last crusade. Memphis in 1968 was ruled by a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched conditions, abusive white supervisors, poor education, and low wages locked most black workers into poverty. Then two sanitation workers were chewed up like garbage in the back of a faulty truck, igniting a public employee strike… (more)

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (February 07, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 640 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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