Personally signed by Andrew Young
Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. Andrew Young. "An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America. " Signed First Edition. Copyright 1996. Genuine full leather hardcover. A handsome full leather Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author on the limitation page. Number 1,190 of only 1300 signed and numbered copies. Certificate of Authenticity laid in. Includes extra unattached bookplate for your own personalization.
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This eyewitness account of the civil rights movement from Andrew Young, an early adviser and colleague of Martin Luther King Jr. who went on to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, among other things, carries the force of the best history as well as the passion of someone directly involved. Like many other civil rights leaders, Young began his career as a minister; that he rose to become respected leader and statesman is in itself testimony to the progress America has made in race relations. The book includes clear-eyed portraits of King and other prominent figures such as Ralph Abernathy.
From Publishers Weekly
Young's inspiring and important autobiographical memoir reminds us that social transformation is possible and that the civil rights movement prevailed through the courage, vigilance and persistence of individual men and women. As a minister and moving force of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr., endured beatings and arrests and participated in historic civil rights campaigns in Birmingham, Selma and Chicago as well as the Poor People's March on Washington, D.C., in 1968. Born in New Orleans in 1932, Young rebelled against his father's insistence that he follow in his footsteps and become a dentist. Reading Gandhi led to his decision to become a preacher pursuing social change.
He provides new details on the FBI's monitoring of the SCLC and of King, and gives a moving, on-the-scene account of King's assassination. Although he says little about his years as mayor of Atlanta or ambassador to the U.N., effectively ending his personal story with his 1972 election to Congress, his analysis of the interconnections among racism, poverty and a militarized economy that, he says, thwarts domestic needs makes his narrative timely and forceful.
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