To the Promised Land by Michael K. Honey audiobook

To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice

By Michael K. Honey
Read by J. D. Jackson

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9780393651263
7.64 Hours Unabridged
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More than fifty years ago an assassin's bullet robbed us of one of the most eloquent voices for twentieth-century human rights and justice. Drawing on a new generation of scholarship about the civil rights era, To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of King 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 economic injustice. Phase one of that struggle led to the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. In phase two, King organized poor people and demonstrated for union rights, while seeking a "moral revolution" to replace the self-seeking individualism of the rich with an overriding concern for the common good. To the Promised Land asks us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King’s legacy and move toward what he called "the Promised Land" in our own time.

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Summary

Summary

More than fifty years ago an assassin's bullet robbed us of one of the most eloquent voices for twentieth-century human rights and justice. Drawing on a new generation of scholarship about the civil rights era, To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of King 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 economic injustice.

Phase one of that struggle led to the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. In phase two, King organized poor people and demonstrated for union rights, while seeking a "moral revolution" to replace the self-seeking individualism of the rich with an overriding concern for the common good. To the Promised Land asks us to think about what it would mean to truly fulfill King’s legacy and move toward what he called "the Promised Land" in our own time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

To the Promised Land helps us to remember King as a prophet for poor and working-class people, as we carry on that campaign against racism and poverty in our own times. A terrific book.” Timothy B. Tyson, author of The Blood of Emmett Till

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Author Bio: Michael K. Honey

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English