All Labor Has Dignity
An unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice
Covering all the civil rights movement highlights--Montgomery, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, Chicago, and Memphis--award-winning historian Michael K. Honey introduces and traces Dr. King's dream of economic equality. Gathered in one volume for the first time, the majority of thes
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I appreciated that the introductions to each speech were kept concise but nevertheless provided interesting historical background and context for the speech. It provided me with a much more developed sense of the political importance of unions, the politics of unions, and ...more
It's not widely known today that King worked closely with labor unions. But economic justice was as much a part of King's vision as were civil rights and racial equality. Read more
The speeches are great, of course, and as timely today as they were then, more or less. They're just, again, a little repetitious. Also, short. It makes you wish there was more here.
In a effort to increase my knowledge of Dr. King outside of the civil rights, struggle I was interested in his interactions with the labor movements. This fit that role, and gave a broader view of how encompassing his view had become for America's future.