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Dream and legacy : Dr. Martin Luther King in the post-civil rights era

Michael L. Clemons editor.; Donathan L. Brown editor.; William H. L. Dorsey editor.

Jackson : University Press of Mississippi 2017

Available at GSU Library Atlanta  Atlanta Library North 5  (E185.97.K5 D73 2017 )()

  • Title:
    Dream and legacy : Dr. Martin Luther King in the post-civil rights era
  • Other Titles: Dr. Martin Luther King in the post-civil rights era
  • Author: Michael L. Clemons editor.; Donathan L. Brown editor.; William H. L. Dorsey editor.
  • Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Influence; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Philosophy; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; Diplomatic relations; Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.); Philosophy; Race relations; Social policy; United States -- Social policy; United States -- Foreign relations; United States -- Race relations; United States
  • Contents: Michael L. Clemons, Donathan L. Brown, and William H.L. Dorsey -- Politics and public policy. Through the eyes of King : assessing contemporary challenges to voting rights / Donathan L. Brown ; The ideals and vision of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. : crime and social justice / Jason Williams and Helen Taylor Greene ; A vision for racial congruence : reflecting on the underrepresentation of faculty of color in the academy / Alonzo M. Flowers III and Rosa M. Banda ; African American healthcare : assessing progress and needs through Martin Luther King's perspective on social justice and equality / Marcus L. Martin, Audrey E. Snyder, Jamela M. Martin, Taj'ullah Sky Lark, Hannah Firdyiwek, and Leslie Walker -- Foreign affairs and Africa. Toward foreign policy justice? : a dream unfulfilled / Michael L. Clemons ; Martin Luther King Jr. and Africa : then and now / William G. Jones -- Social developments. A dream that occurred or a dream deferred? : race relations from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to President Barack Hussein Obama / Byron D'Andra Orey, Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, and Athena M. King ; King the sellout or sellin' out King? : hip hop's Martin Luther King Jr. / James L. Taylor ; On redefining civil rights / Amardo Rodriguez ; King's enduring relevance / Michael L. Clemons.
    "With contributions by: Rosa M. Banda, Michael L. Clemons, Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, Donathan L. Brown, Hannah Firdyiwek, Alonzo M. Flowers III, Helen Taylor Greene, William G. Jones, Athena M. King, Taj'ullah Sky Lark, Jamela M. Martin, Marcus L. Martin, Byron D'Andra Orey, Amardo Rodriguez, Audrey E. Snyder, James L. Taylor, Leslie U. Walker, and Jason M. Williams This book examines how Martin Luther King's life and work had a profound, if unpredictable, impact on the course of the United States since the civil rights era. A global icon of freedom, justice, and equality, King is recognized worldwide as a beacon in the struggles of peoples seeking to eradicate oppression, entrenched poverty, social deprivation, as well as political and economic disfranchisement. While Dr. King's work and ideas have gained broad traction, some powerful people misappropriate the symbol of King, skewing his legacy. With unique, multidisciplinary works by scholars from around the country, this anthology focuses on contemporary social policies and issues in America. Collectively, these pieces explore wide-ranging issues and contemporary social developments through the lens of Dr. King's perceptions, analysis, and prescriptions. Essayists bring a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to social policies and current issues in light of his ideals. They strive to glean new approaches and solutions that comport with Dr. King's vision. Organized into three sections, the book focuses on selected issues in contemporary domestic politics and policy, foreign policy and foreign affairs, and social developments that impinge upon African Americans and Americans in general. Essays shed light on Dr. King's perspective related to crime and justice, the right to vote, the hip hop movement, American foreign policy in the Middle East and Africa, healthcare, and other pressing issues. This book infers what Dr. King's response and actions might be on important and problematic contemporary policy and social issues that have arisen in the post-civil rights era."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: vii, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN9781496811844;ISBN1496811844
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • OCLC Number: 962552473
  • NZ MMS ID: 9913866622802931
  • IZ MMS ID: 9934396151502952

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