Marching to the mountaintop: how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours

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In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city's segregated force of trash collectors. Workers sought union protection, higher wages, improved safety, and the integration of their work force. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an impressive array of national movement leaders to Memphis, including, on more than one occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King added his voice to the struggle in what became the final speech of his life. His assassination in Memphis on April 4 not only sparked protests and violence throughout America; it helped force the acceptance of worker demands in Memphis. The sanitation strike ended eight days after King's death. The connection between the Memphis sanitation strike and King's death has not received the emphasis it deserves, especially for younger readers. Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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9781426309397
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9781426309458
9781426309403
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subject_facet African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Social conditions -- 20th century, African Americans -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Children's audiobooks, Downloadable audio books, Electronic books, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Assassination, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Assassination -- Juvenile literature, King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature, Labor movement -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century, Labor movement -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Memphis (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century, Memphis (Tenn.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968 -- Juvenile literature
title_display Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours
title_full Marching to the Mountaintop How Poverty, Labor Fights and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King Jr's Final Hours, Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours / Ann Bausum ; with a foreword by James Lawson, Marching to the mountaintop : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours / by Ann Bausum, Marching to the mountaintop [electronic resource] : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours / Ann Bausum, Marching to the mountaintop [sound recording] : how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours / Ann Bausum
title_short Marching to the mountaintop :
title_sub how poverty, labor fights, and civil rights set the stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final hours
topic_facet African Americans, Assassination, Children's audiobooks, History, King, Martin Luther, Labor movement, Race relations, Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968, Social conditions, Young Adult Nonfiction