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Alabama v. King : Martin Luther King Jr. and the criminal trial that launched the Civil Rights Movement  Cover Image Book Book

Alabama v. King : Martin Luther King Jr. and the criminal trial that launched the Civil Rights Movement / Dan Abrams and Fred D. Gray, with David Fisher.

Summary:

"The defense lawyer for Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Selma marchers, and other civil rights heroes reveals the true story of the historic trial that made Dr. King a national hero. Fred D. Gray was just twenty-four years old when he became the defense lawyer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a young minister who had become the face of the bus boycott that had rocked the city of Montgomery, Alabama. In this incredible history, Gray takes us behind the scenes of that landmark case, including such unforgettable moments as: Martin Luther King's courageous response to a bomb threat on his own home ; Poignant, searing testimony that exposed the South's racist systems to a worldwide audience ; The conspiracy to destroy Gray's career and draft him into the Vietnam War ; and the unforgettable moment when a Supreme Court ruling brought the courtroom to a halt. Alabama v. King captures a pivotal moment in the fight for quality, from the eyes of the lawyer who Dr. King called "the brilliant young leader" who later became the chief counsel for the protest movement."--Amazon.com.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335475190 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1335475192 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-360) and index.
Subject: Gray, Fred D., 1930-
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 > Trials, litigation, etc.
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005.
Civil rights movements > United States > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > Alabama > History > 20th century.
Boycotts > Alabama > History > 20th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Alabama > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Gray, Fred D., 1930-
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Boycotts.
Civil rights movements.
Race relations.
Trials.
United States.
Civil rights movements > Alabama.
African Americans > Civil rights.
Montgomery (Ala.)
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Biographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.

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  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 323.1196 ABR 2022 31291002951331 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 323.1196 ABR 2022 31291002951349 ALABAMA Available -


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