Marching to the Mountaintop

How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours

By BAUSUM, Ann

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978-1-4263-0939-7 978-1-4263-0940-3 978-1-4263-0945-8
Publisher
National Geographic


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on March 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 6 Up—It is common knowledge that Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, on April 4, 1968. What is less generally discussed is the reason he was there—his involvement with the sanitation workers' strike. This beautifully illustrated, clearly laid out recounting of King's involvement with the strike presents the precipitating causes as well as the course of the action. Eight chapters cover the deaths of two sanitation workers, which triggered protests that morphed into the strike; the impasse between the city a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

"This book is about the story of garbage in...Memphis, Tennessee--and the lives of the men tasked with collecting it." Bausum's well-researched history tr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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