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Why We Can't Wait
(1964)
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Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Pages: 208
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780241345450
Genre: Civil Rights, Political Science, Social Science
Format: Paperback

This is the momentous story of the Civil Rights movement, told by one of its most powerful and eloquent voices. Here Martin Luther King, Jr. recounts the pivotal events in the city of Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 that propelled his non-violent campaign for racial justice from a movement of lunch counter sit-ins and prayer meetings to a phenomenon that 'rocked the richest, most powerful nation to its foundations'.

As inspiring and resonant as it was upon publication, ‘Why We Can't Wait’ is both a unique historical document, and an enduring testament to one man's wise, courageous and endlessly hopeful vision.