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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 City and the Church

The City and the Church

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(p.58) 3 The City and the Church
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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/9780520288560.003.0004

This chapter demonstrates how this social democratic undercurrent otherwise flowed to King through the history of his hometown, Atlanta, and through his education in the Social Gospel doctrine. The agitation of the radical Left in Atlanta when King was growing up not only exposed intraracial class tensions but saw an unprecedented attempt to unite the unemployed and to put the realities of economic injustice and poverty to the fore

Keywords:   Social Gospel, theology, South, Unemployement

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