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Posted January 13, 2004
In an earlier review of Bus Ride to Justice I stated that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor of the 'Holt Street' Baptist Church, which is incorrect. He was pastor of the 'Dexter Avenue' Baptist church. It was at the Holt Street church that he gave the first speech of his career as a civil rights leader.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 29, 2003
Attorney Fred Gray tells the story behind the story of what he refers to as the ¿human rights tidal wave¿ that eventually washed up on the shores of nations all around the world. In his pleasant anecdotal style, Mr. Gray, relates details of his legal representation of Rosa Parks and of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pastor of the Holt Street Baptist Church located adjacent to the Holt Street Church of Christ where Mr. Gray was minister. The book documents how Gray, preferring to work through the legal system in pursuit of his life-long goal of destroying everything segregated he could find, won landmark case after case that paved the way for those who carried the banner of the movement in the public eye. The volume provides autobiographical sketches of the author¿s private and public life, including his relationship with figures of national prominence in American politics and jurisprudence. I highly recommend Bus Ride To Justice to anyone interested in witnessing the birth of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its first participant observers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.