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The Social World: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Beloved Community

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of a beloved community made another holistic declaration. “In a real sense all of life is interrelated,” he contended, as he sought to unite race‐divided America. ... More


A Stern-Faced, Twenty-Eight-Foot-Tall Black Man

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the popularity and the contentiousness of monuments that celebrate the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., including his bronze statue in Birmingham, Alabama. King holds a special ... More


Conclusion: The Elusive Dream

Korie L. Edwards

in The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195314243
eISBN:
9780199871810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314243.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The concluding chapter ends the book with a discussion on the implications of the book's findings for developing racially integrated religious organizations that truly epitomize Dr. Martin Luther ... More


The Black Uprising after King's Assassination in 1968

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

One might use the military phrase “low-intensity war” to describe the interim period between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s in Chicago, during which there were forays and retreats but few confrontations ... More


The Second Coming of Martin Luther King Jr., 1966–1968

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Vietnam so dominated the public discourse that King could not escape it. Throughout 1966, King expressed his disapproval of the war in carefully chosen venues, such as the African American press and ... More


Civil Rights and the General Election Campaign

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034850
eISBN:
9780813038599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the presidential debates ended in rancor over Cuba, another event that attracted relatively little attention at the time influenced the presidential race and symbolized a rising issue that would ... More


“I Have Seen the Promised Land”: The Persistence of Deliverance Politics, 1865–2008

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

Following emancipation, there was a marked divergence between black and white discourses. For African Americans, the Exodus story still functioned as a narrative frame through which to interpret ... More


Race and Labor in Memphis since the King Assassination

Michael K. Honey and David H. Ciscel

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the successful sanitation workers' strike in Memphis in 1968, economic progress for the city's African Americans has been sporadic, uncertain, ... More


Vietnam and the Ethics of Disenchantment

Amanda Porterfield

in The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131376
eISBN:
9780199834570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131371.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Disillusion with American culture became widespread during the Vietnam War as protesters condemned the immorality of the war and the military industrial establishment that supported it, and ... More


Dr. King's Painful Dilemma

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Martin Luther King's tortuous odyssey from civil rights activist to antiwar spokesman is explored in detail in chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 5 describes how LBJ's powerful and eloquent speech on the ... More


A Place Of Revolution And Reconciliation

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the monuments in Birmingham's Kelly Ingram Park that serve as a testament to the city's civil rights struggles. Among the many monuments in Kelly Ingram Park are two statues: ... More


The Dawn of Political Influence, 1947–1961

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new black American political influence in the political scene of Atlanta. This chapter begins with a chronicle of the political career of William Berry ... More


Exodus in the Civil Rights Era: Returning the Struggle to the Black Church

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the Civil Rights Movement both as an ideological trajectory and a chronological rubric, analyzing the interpretive work of two figures: Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the U.S. ... More


Martin Luther King Jr.: Seeing Lazarus, 1967–1968

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses a meaningful and readable account of Martin Luther King Jr.'s career for the present generation. It tries to depict him in all of his humanness and not as the icon most know ... More


The Limits of Liberalism: The White House, 1965–1968

Sylvia Ellis

in Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044569
eISBN:
9780813046174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044569.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the final years of Johnson's political career. After the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, Johnson planned to address the remaining challenges faced by the nation's ... More


Introduction: What Can and Can’t Be Said

Dell Upton

in What Can and Can'T Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300211757
eISBN:
9780300216615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211757.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the role of monuments to the civil rights movement in the creation of a New South. As the Southern monuments evolved, their makers continually confronted a central question: What ... More


BLACK (AND WHITE)

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bringing together psychological research on life stories and generativity in African-American men and women with a reading of African-American autobiographies, folk tales, and 19th century slave ... More


Moral Leadership of the World

Sarah Azaransky

in This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1950s, Cold War politics made anticolonial alliances between Africans, Asians, and black Americans suspect, as the demands of governing—as opposed to coordinating a freedom movement—redirected ... More


Sex, Violence, and the Quest for Civil Rights

Gregory D. Smithers

in Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042381
eISBN:
9780813043012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042381.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Analysis of how memories of slavery, sexual abuse, and racial violence converged to both inspire and inform the activism of the civil rights movement.


Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Daniel S. Lucks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the neglected stories of the 1960s is the impact of the Vietnam War on the civil rights movement. The war divided African Americans more than any previous issue in American history. The ... More


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