Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther by Michael K. Honey

By Michael K. Honey

Memphis in 1968 used to be governed via a paternalistic "plantation mentality" embodied in its good-old-boy mayor, Henry Loeb. Wretched stipulations, abusive white supervisors, bad schooling, and occasional wages locked so much black staff into poverty. Then sanitation employees have been chewed up like rubbish at the back of a defective truck, igniting a public worker strike that dropped at a boil long-simmering problems with racial injustice.

With novelistic drama and wealthy scholarly aspect, Michael Honey brings to lifestyles the magnetic characters who clashed at the Memphis battlefield: stalwart black employees; fiery black ministers; unstable, younger, black-power advocates; idealistic organizers and tough-talking unionists; the 1st black individuals of the Memphis urban council; the white top crust who sought to avoid switch or conflagration; and, ultimately, the magisterial Martin Luther King Jr., venture a negative People's crusade on the crossroads of his lifestyles, vilified as a subversive, hounded via the FBI, and seeing within the operating negative of Memphis his hopes for a greater the US.

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