The Fight for Civil Rights: Then and Now

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A selection of some of our newest titles examining key moments and figures in Civil Rights history, along with some demonstrating why the struggle continues.

No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family, and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart

Robbie Tolan’s hope of a baseball career ended the night a white police officer accused him of stealing his own car, in his parent’s driveway, and shot him in the chest. His career ruined due to his injuries, Tolan spent nearly a decade pursuing justice, culminating in a Supreme Court decision already cited in thousands of cases involving police brutality.

Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966 – 1971

When Martin Luther King, Jr. expanded Operation Breadbasket to Chicago he chose theological seminary student Jesse Jackson to lead the program. Under Jackson’s leadership Breadbasket brought thousands of new jobs and millions in income to the black community. Deppe, a member of Operation Breadbasket’s steering committee, details those years in this history/memoir.

Redemption: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

This is an intimate look at the last 31 hours of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life. Exhausted from his speaking schedule, facing dissent from within the movement, and on the eve of leading a march for Memphis sanitation workers, he delivered his prophetic “Mountaintop Speech,” and was assassinated the next day.