ABSTRACT

Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition.

This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top down; national federal policy-oriented approach to the movement with the bottom up, local grassroots activism approach to demonstrate how these different levels of activism intersect and interact with each other.

part |2 pages

PART ONE BACKGROUND

part |2 pages

PART TWO KING AND A FLEDGLING MOVEMENT, 1955–1960

part |2 pages

PART THREE KING AND A DEVELOPING MOVEMENT, 1960–1963

chapter 5|9 pages

SIT-INS AND FREEDOM RIDES, 1960-1961

chapter 6|11 pages

THE ALBANY CAMPAIGN, 1961-1962

chapter 7|10 pages

THE BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN, 1963

part |2 pages

PART FOUR KING AND AN EXPANDING MOVEMENT, 1963–1965

part |2 pages

PART FIVE KING AND A FRACTIOUS MOVEMENT, 1965–1968

part |1 pages

PART SIX DOCUMENTS

chapter 13|2 pages

Civil Rights Act of 1964

chapter 16|1 pages

Voting Rights Act of 1965