Thomas F. Jackson, "From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice "
English | ISBN: 0812239695 | 2007 | 472 pages | PDF | 32 MB
Winner of the 2007 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award of the Organization of American Historians
Martin Luther King, Jr., is widely celebrated as an American civil rights hero. Yet King’s nonviolent opposition to racism, militarism, and economic injustice had deeper roots and more radical implications than is commonly appreciated, Thomas F. Jackson argues in this searching reinterpretation of King’s public ministry. Between the 1940s and the 1960s, King was influenced by and in turn reshaped the political cultures of the black freedom movement and democratic left. His vision of unfettered human rights drew on the diverse tenets of the African American social gospel, socialism, left-New Deal liberalism, Gandhian philosophy, and Popular Front internationalism.
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