An ‰easy burden: the civil rights movement and the transformation of America

by Andrew Young

Hardcover, 1996




New York, HarperCollins, 1996


"With extraordinary insight and humanity, Andrew Young brings to life major campaigns of the movement and illuminates with rare honesty the key personalities on all sides and their motives. "An Easy Burden"  is required reading for everyone who wants to better understand Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights movement and the ongoing struggle for social justice that continues in his name." -- Coretta Scott King

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LibraryThing member Schmerguls
This is an autobiography with concentrated attention to Young's years with King. The account of Young before he became associated with King is of much interest, and is a neat picture of black middle class life. The account of the time from 1961 to 1969 somewhat duplicates Taylor Branch's trilogy, and so did not rivet my attention so much. But the account from the inside of the civil rights movement itself is of interest. He spends little time on his career after he was elected to Congress in 1972, which I wish he had told more about.… (more)



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