Understanding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

By Candice Chaplin | January 25 2021 | NonfictionFiction

Over five decades after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death, American society is still working towards the dream that he envisioned. These ten essential books shed light on these decades after Dr. King’s life, the Civil Rights movement, and show how his legacy has shaped the past half-century. These titles share the experiences of activists, lawyers, and journalists about the ongoing and necessary work towards racial equality.*

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*Courtesy PRH.com

Begin Again
James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
978-0-525-57532-0
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the Civil Rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle?
$27.00 US
Jun 30, 2020
Hardcover
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

His Truth Is Marching On
John Lewis and the Power of Hope
978-1-9848-5502-2
A timely and inspiring portrait of civil rights hero and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the quest for equal rights from the 1950s to the present--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America.
$30.00 US
Aug 25, 2020
Hardcover
Random House
World