Summary: In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched the Civil Rights movement and demonstrated to the world the power of nonviolent direct action. Why We Can't Wait recounts not only the Birmingham campaign, but also examines the history of the civil rights struggle and the tasks that future generations must accomplish to bring about full equality for African Americans. Dr. King's eloquent analysis of these events propelled the Civil Rights move ...show morement from lunch counter sit-ins and prayer marches to the forefront of the American consciousness.
With a special new afterword by The Reverend Jesse Jackson. ...show less