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Book jacketWE WILL STAND

HERE TILL WE DIE

FREEDOM
MOVEMENT
SHAKES AMERICA,
SHAPES MARTIN
LUTHER KING JR.

 

BY STEWART BURNS

 

 

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About the Author

A distinguished historian of the Civil Rights Movement, Stewart Burns wrote the Wilbur Award winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., To the Mountaintop (2004). A former editor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Papers at Stanford University, he produced the Montgomery bus boycott volume, Birth of a New Age. He published the first history of the bus boycott, Daybreak of Freedom, made into the HBO feature film Boycott (on which he consulted), winner of the NAACP Image Award (2002). Burns earned his Ph.D. in history and political philosophy at the University of California Santa Cruz and has taught at the University of California, Stanford, Antioch University, and Williams College. He currently shares leadership of the Center for Learning in Action at Williams.

Burns has worked for many years in movements for peace and social justice—protesting the Vietnam War, organizing for the United Farm Workers, opposing nuclear power and nuclear weapons, fighting racism and modern slavery, confronting poverty. He sees his mission as helping educate young people and the larger citizenry to learn lessons from democratic struggles in the past to empower our citizenship today and tomorrow.

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