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The Resource Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign, Michael K. Honey

Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign, Michael K. Honey

Label
Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign
Title
Going down Jericho Road
Title remainder
the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign
Statement of responsibility
Michael K. Honey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, seeking shelter from one of the city's notorious torrential rains, were chewed up like refuse in the back of a faulty truck, igniting a months-long public-employee strike that would shake the nation."
  • "With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, Michael Honey brings to life the magnetic characters who clashed on the Memphis battlefield: the resolute black workers; strike leaders like the impoverished, driven T. O. Jones; black ministers like Martin Luther King's longtime ally, the inspired and dedicated Reverend James Lawson, and his flamboyant colelague, Reverend Ralph Jackson; union men; the first black members of the Memphis city council; dynamic black women like civil rights leader Maxine Smith and community advocate Cornella Crenshaw; and volatile young Black Power advocates like Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Honey, Michael K
Dewey number
331.8928
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Sanitation Workers Strike (Memphis, Tennessee : 1968)
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Tennessee
  • Tennessee
Label
Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign, Michael K. Honey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labor and civil rights -- A plantation in the city -- Dr. King, labor, and the civil rights movement -- Struggles of the working poor -- Standing at the crossroads -- On strike for respect -- Hambone's meditations : the failure of community -- Testing the social gospel -- Fighting for the working poor -- Minister to the valley : the poor people's campaign -- Baptism by fire -- Ministers and manhood -- Convergence -- Escalation : the youth movement -- "All labor has dignity" -- "Something dreadful" -- Jericho Road is a dangerous road -- Chaos in the bluff city -- "The movement lives or dies in Memphis" -- State of siege -- Shattered dreams and promised lands -- "A crucifixion event" -- Reckonings -- "We have got the victory" -- Epilogue : how we remember King
Control code
ocm71812789
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 619 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393330533
Lccn
2006032217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign, Michael K. Honey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 571-586) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labor and civil rights -- A plantation in the city -- Dr. King, labor, and the civil rights movement -- Struggles of the working poor -- Standing at the crossroads -- On strike for respect -- Hambone's meditations : the failure of community -- Testing the social gospel -- Fighting for the working poor -- Minister to the valley : the poor people's campaign -- Baptism by fire -- Ministers and manhood -- Convergence -- Escalation : the youth movement -- "All labor has dignity" -- "Something dreadful" -- Jericho Road is a dangerous road -- Chaos in the bluff city -- "The movement lives or dies in Memphis" -- State of siege -- Shattered dreams and promised lands -- "A crucifixion event" -- Reckonings -- "We have got the victory" -- Epilogue : how we remember King
Control code
ocm71812789
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 619 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393330533
Lccn
2006032217
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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