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King and the Other AmericaThe Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality$
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Sylvie Laurent

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288560

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288560.001.0001

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The Patriarchs

The Patriarchs

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(p.22) 1 The Patriarchs
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King and the Other America
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Sylvie Laurent

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520288560.003.0002

The first chapter defines the race and class framework as debated by Black America very early on, as it foreshadowed the tensions between activists engaged in the 1968 campaign. It is dedicated to exploring the analysis of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois, pioneers of a black radical egalitarianism much more relevant to King’s democratic socialism than usually assumed by historians. Their thoughts on will serve as a stepping stone for understanding King’s intellectual inheritance

Keywords:   class, labor, economic justice, democracy, radicalism

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