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Dream and Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Michael L. Clemons, Donathan L. Brown, and William H. L. Dorsey


This book examines how Martin Luther King's life and work had a profound, if unpredictable, impact on the course of the United States since the civil rights era. A global icon of freedom, justice, and equality, King is recognized worldwide as a beacon in the struggles of peoples seeking to eradicate oppression, entrenched poverty, social deprivation, as well as political and economic disfranchisement. While Dr. King's work and ideas have gained broad traction, some powerful people misappropriate the symbol of King, skewing his legacy. With unique, multidisciplinary works by scholars from aroun ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Movement, Foreign affairs, Post-civil rights era, American foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496811844
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811844.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael L. Clemons, editor
Old Dominion University

Donathan L. Brown, editor

William H. L. Dorsey, editor
Atlanta Metropolitan State College

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Michael L. Clemons, Donathan L. Brown, and William H. L. Dorsey

Part I Politics and Public Policy

Through the Eyes of King

Donathan L. Brown

The Ideals and Vision of the Late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jason M. Williams and Helen Taylor Greene

A Vision for Racial Congruence

Alonzo M. Flowers III and Rosa M. Banda

African American Healthcare

Marcus L. Martin, Audrey E. Snyder, Jamela M. Martin, Taj’ullah Sky Lark, Hannah Firdyiwek, and Leslie Walker

Part II Foreign Affairs and Africa

Toward Foreign Policy Justice?

Michael L. Clemons

Part III Social Developments

A Dream That Occurred or a Dream Deferred?

Byron D’Andra Orey, Lakeyta M. Bonnette-Bailey, and Athena M. King

On Redefining Civil Rights

Amardo Rodriguez


Michael L. Clemons

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