By David J. Garrow
during this huge account of the lifetime of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow lines King’s evolution from younger pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational chief of America’s civil rights flow. in accordance with vast examine and greater than seven-hundred interviews, with topics together with Andrew younger, Jesse Jackson, and Coretta Scott King, Garrow paints a multidimensional portrait of a charismatic determine pushed by means of his robust ethical legal responsibility to lead—and of the toll this calling took on his existence. Bearing the Cross presents a penetrating account of King’s religious improvement and his an important function on the Southern Christian management convention, whose protest campaigns in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, resulted in enactment of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and balloting Rights Act of 1965.
This complete but intimate examine unearths the deep experience of undertaking King felt to function an unrelenting crusader opposed to prejudice, inequality, and violence, and his willingness to sacrifice his personal lifestyles on behalf of his ideals. Written greater than twenty-five years in the past, Bearing the Cross continues to be an exceptional exam of the lifetime of Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement.
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