"All Labor Has Dignity"

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Beacon Press, Jan 11, 2011 - History - 240 pages

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King's dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of these speeches will be new to most readers. The collection begins with King's lectures to unions in the 1960s and includes his addresses made during his Poor People's Campaign, culminating with his momentous "Mountaintop" speech, delivered in support of striking black sanitation workers in Memphis. Unprecedented and timely, "All Labor Has Dignity" will more fully restore our understanding of King's lasting vision of economic justice, bringing his demand for equality right into the present.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
EDITORS NOTE
CHAPTER II
CHAPTER IV
CHAPTER V
CHAPTER VIII
CHAPTER IX
Standing at the Crossroads Race Labor War
CHAPTER XI
CHAPTER XII
Down Jericho Road The Poor Peoples Campaign
CHAPTER XVI
AFSCME mass meeting MemphisSanitation Strike Bishop Charles Mason
Shop Stewards of Local 815 Teamsters and theAlliedTrades Council Americana
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Michael K. Honey, a former Southern civil rights organizer, is professor of labor and ethnic history and of humanities at the University of Washington-Tacoma. The author of three books, including Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign, he lives in Tacoma.

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