Kennedy and King the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights by Steven Levingston

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Subjects:

  • African American civil rights workers,
  • Politics and government,
  • Presidents,
  • Civil rights,
  • Civil rights movements,
  • African Americans,
  • Biography,
  • History

About the Edition

An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement explores their influence on one another and the important decisions that were inspired by their rivalry.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-489) and index.

Book details

StatementSteven Levingston
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE842.1 .L44 2017
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 511 pages
Number of Pages511
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27236077M
ISBN 100316267392
ISBN 109780316267397
OCLC/WorldCa958797649

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