On "Why We Can't Wait"
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This paper is a review of the book ""Why We Can't Wait,"" the 1963 account by the Rev. Martin Luther King of the outburst in that year by millions of black people in the United States, no longer willing to accept second-class citizenship in a country that claimed to stand for freedom and justice for all. The paper focuses on the remarkable events in Birmingham, Alabama, where King led the effort to break the most racist and segregated city in America.
From the Paper:"One of the tragedies of modern America is that economic and social factors have so increased the level of de facto separation of the races in this country that we have nearly reached levels of separation equaling the segregation which was imposed upon black people by law prior to the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 decision which held that "separate but equal" was not a valid rule of law for this country. But while the efforts of many people to end the separation of blacks and whites into different societies have not borne the fruit that was intended, the United States has managed a remarkable series of changes..."
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On "Why We Can't Wait" (2007, December 01) Retrieved June 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/on-why-we-can-t-wait-134776/
"On "Why We Can't Wait"" 01 December 2007. Web. 20 June. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/on-why-we-can-t-wait-134776/>