The Resource Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie

Label
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968
Title
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop
Title remainder
the sanitation strike of 1968
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Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
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Language
eng
Summary
In February 1968, two African American sanitation workers were killed by unsafe equipment in Memphis, Tennessee. Outraged at the city's refusal to recognize a labor union that would fight for higher pay and safer working conditions, sanitation workers went on strike. The strike lasted two months, during which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was called to help with the protests. While his presence was greatly inspiring to the community, this unfortunately would be his last stand for justice. He was assassinated in his Memphis hotel the day after delivering his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" sermon in Mason Temple Church. Inspired by the memories of a teacher who participated in the strike as a child, author Alice Faye Duncan reveals the story of the Memphis sanitation strike from the perspective of a young girl with a riveting combination of poetry and prose
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TnLvILS
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Duncan, Alice Faye
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1971-
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Christie, R. Gregory
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Employee rights
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Civil rights
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Employee rights
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629797182
Lccn
2017949844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
in901765217
Label
Memphis, Martin, and the mountaintop : the sanitation strike of 1968, Alice Faye Duncan ; illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781629797182
Lccn
2017949844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
in901765217

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