Liberty and Justice for All

Liberty and Justice for All

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In the century between the qEmancipation Proclamationq of Abraham Lincoln and the qI Have a Dreamq speech of Martin Luther King Jr., America sought both to rebuff and to redeem the promise of qliberty and justice for all.q The story of slavery and the bloody civil war that abolished it has been told, but the story of the struggle for liberty and justice by and for African Americans in the half-century following the end of Reconstruction has been largely overlooked. In this highly readable narrative, distinguished historian Ronald C. White Jr. portrays the people, their ideas, and their ongoing struggle for racial reform in the United States from 1877-1925--a vital prelude to the modern civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr.Daniel Sharpe Ford, owner of The Youtha#39;s ... The first program of the Ford Hall Forum was presented in February 1908. ... This kind of meeting only increased the suspicions already harbored by many Baptists about the content of the Ford Hallanbsp;...

Title:Liberty and Justice for All
Author:Ronald Cedric White
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2002


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