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At Canaan's Edge by Taylor Branch
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Jan 24, 2011

really liked it

The tragic conclusion to Branch's civil rights history. It starts with the triumphs of the civil rights legislation and ends with the splintering of the movement between the SCLC, the Black Panther Party and other smaller groupings. It also definitively shows King's courage in coming out against the Vietnam war before it was popular or politically viable to do so. King, faced with real and present dangers to his own cause, stood for peace. An amazing story about an incredibly important man and history.

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