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 appreciation of the Memphis garbage strike, one of the pivotal human-rights moments in late twentieth-century America."-David Levering LewisMemphis 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 in the back of a faulty truck, igniting… (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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