Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation / Jonathan Rieder
- Rieder, Jonathan
- New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
- First U.S. edition.
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Introduction : The cry for justice -- The prelude. Prisoner: This is blasphemy ; Not enough Negroes are ready to die in Birmingham ; Traitors to their race ; Meet me in Galilee -- The letter. Diplomat: My dear fellow clergymen ; The word "wait" rings in the ear of every Negro ; Everything the Nazis did was legal -- Prophet: I am an extremist ; What kind of people worship here? ; Abused and scorned though we may be -- The aftermath. Street fighter: Now is the time ; A child shall lead them ; Free at last? ; What killed these four girls? -- Epilogue : Words spoken to mankind -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix : The text of the "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
- Jonathan Rieder delves deeper than anyone before into the King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" --illuminating both its timeless message and its crucial position in the history of civil rights.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -207) and index.
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