Going Down Jericho Road

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Going Down Jericho Road

The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign

By Michael K. Honey

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393330533, 623pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2008

Description
With novelistic drama and rich scholarly detail, Michael Honey brings to life the magnetic characters who clashed on the Memphis battlefield: stalwart black workers; fiery black ministers; volatile, young, black-power advocates; idealistic organizers and tough-talking unionists; the first black members of the Memphis city council; the white upper crust who sought to prevent change or conflagration; and, finally, the magisterial Martin Luther King Jr., undertaking a Poor People's Campaign at the crossroads of his life, vilified as a subversive, hounded by the FBI, and seeing in the working poor of Memphis his hopes for a better America.

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