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Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

by Kerry Pimblott

In 1969, nineteen-year-old Robert Hunt was found dead in the Cairo, Illinois, police station.

Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

by Daniel S. Lucks

The civil rights and anti–Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America.

The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North

edited by Mary Lou Finley, Bernard LaFayette Jr., James R. Ralph Jr., and Pam Smith foreword by Clayborne Carson

Six months after the Selma to Montgomery marches and just weeks after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a group from Martin Luther King Jr.’s staff arrived in Chicago, eager to apply his nonviolent approach to social change in a northern city.

In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

by Bernard LaFayette Jr. and Kathryn Lee Johnson foreword by Congressman John Robert Lewis afterword by Raymond Arsenault

Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a leader in the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, a Freedom Rider, an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the national coordinator of the Poor People’s Campaign.

James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

by Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

James Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson grew up understanding that opportunities came differently for blacks and whites, men and women, rich and poor.