To the Promised Land (Paperback)

Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

By Michael K. Honey

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393356731, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (7/3/2018)
Library Binding, Large Print (4/4/2018)
Hardcover (4/3/2018)

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Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King, Jr., as an advocate of racial harmony, to explore his profound commitment to the poor and working class and his call for "nonviolent resistance" to all forms of oppression, including the economic injustice that "takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes."

"Either we go up together or we go down together," King cautioned, a message just as urgent in America today as then. To the Promised Land challenges us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King's legacy and move toward his vision of "the Promised Land" in our own time.