Why We Can't Wait
Call Number: Africana Library E185.61 .K54 2010
Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963 Often applauded as his most incisive and eloquent book,Why We Can’t Wait recounts the Birmingham campaign in vivid detail, while underscoring why 1963 was such a crucial year for the civil rights movement. During this time, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, King, and others demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. King examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality. The book also includes the extraordinary “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which King wrote in April of 1963.