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In early 1968 the grisly on-the-job deaths of two African American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, prompted an extended strike by that city’s segregated force of trash collectors. Workers sought union protection, higher wages, improved safety, and the integration of their work force. Their work stoppage became a part of the larger civil rights movement and drew an impressive array of national movement leaders to Memphis, including, on more than one occasion, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King added his voice to the struggle in what became the final speech of his life. His assassination in Memphis on April 4 sparked protests and violence throughout America and helped force the acceptance of worker demands in Memphis. The sanitation strike ended eight days after King’s death.

Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King’s greatest speeches—and for his tragic death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As much as this book will tell you about King, it will tell you more about how black people were treated in this country fifty years ago. It may shock you; it should make you think.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] fine and informative look at the crossover between labor actions and civil rights...This is an excellent source for curricular extension in American history courses.”

    School Library Journal

  • “This is history from the ground up, and Bausum makes good use of oral histories, newspapers, pamphlets, letters, and photographs to tell her tale.”

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About the Author

Ann Bausum is the daughter of a history professor and grew up in Lexington, Virginia, with a love of American history and a passion for research. She writes books about US history for young people and adults, and many of her books deal with issues of social justice. Her books consistently earn prominent national recognition. Denied, Detained, Deported (2009) was named the 2010 Carter G. Woodson Book Award winner at the secondary school level from the National Council for the Social Studies. Muckrakers (2007) earned the Golden Kite Award as best nonfiction book of the year from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Freedom Riders (2006) gained a Sibert Honor designation from the American Library Association, and With Courage and Cloth (2004) received the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award as the year’s best book on social justice issues for older readers. She lives in Beloit, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Corey Allen has been labeled by artistic collaborators as a “journeyman” and “chameleon-like” actor, relentless in his pursuit of truth and transformation in his work. As a voiceover artist, his talents have been heard in sound plays, commercial copy, industrial and documentary films, and more than two dozen audiobooks. Allen is based in New York City and is a founding member of Coyote REP. He holds a BA from the University of California–Irvine, and an MFA from the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign.