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All Labor Has Dignity

By Jr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
 
People forget that Dr. King was every bit as committed to economic justice as he was to ending racial segregation. He fought throughout his life to connect the labor and civil rights movements, envisioning them as twin pillars for social reform. As we struggle with massive unemployment, a staggering racial wealth gap, and the near collapse of a financial system that puts profits before people, King’s prophetic writings and speeches underscore his relevance for today. They help us imagine King anew: as a human rights leader whose commitment to unions and an end to poverty was a crucial part of his civil rights agenda.
 
Covering all the civil rights movement highlights—Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis—award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces 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 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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0807086002


Format: Book
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Summary: Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.
Title: All labor has dignity / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; edited, with introductions by Michael K. Honey.
Publisher Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2011.
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Employee rights. Social rights
Isbn: 0807086002 9780807086001
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Format: Book
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Summary: Presents a collection of speeches by the civil rights leader on the need for economic equality and justice, detailing his support of unions, labor reform, and call for an end to discrimination against African American workers.
Title: All labor has dignity / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; edited, with introductions by Michael K. Honey.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2011.
Description: xxxix, 224 p. : ill ; 23 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Subjects: Employee rights.
Subjects: Social rights
Other Author: Honey, Michael K.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2010033721
ISBN: 0807086002
ISBN: 9780807086001
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 331.011 Kin