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Let My People Go!

Let My People Go!

by Robert J. Walker
     
 

Perhaps the most extensive book to date ever written on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Let My People Go! may prove to be the encyclopedia of this pivotal event in American history. While other books written on the boycott primarily focus on the point of view of one key leader, this book discusses the boycott from several viewpoints and takes the reader on an

Overview

Perhaps the most extensive book to date ever written on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Let My People Go! may prove to be the encyclopedia of this pivotal event in American history. While other books written on the boycott primarily focus on the point of view of one key leader, this book discusses the boycott from several viewpoints and takes the reader on an historical journey through time, illustrating how God consistently intervened in the course of history to free His people from the evils of human injustice. Although historically based, this book is mostly inspirational, in that readers will feel inspired to activism. This work serves, in particular, to remind readers that the same God who delivered 50,000 African-American citizens of Montgomery out of the bondage of Jim Crow, is still in the business of delivering His people out of any circumstances. God still speaks to the forces of evil by willing, "Let My People Go!"

Editorial Reviews

Montgomery Advertiser
...for those engrossed in the spirit of the movement and seeking coherence in today's challenges [this book] will be a delight, especially to the local civil rights groups that can remain around Montgomery and abroad...a book that captures the spirit of time...this book will place a period at the end of bus boycott history.
— Robert O. White, Humanities Professor, Alabama State University
Frozenia Hall
Even as a child in that first mass meeting, there was never any doubt in my mind that the boycott was led by God. In writing this book…Dr. Walker has beautifully documented a miraculous event that those of us who were directly involved in the boycott experienced firsthand-the 'Miracle of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.'
Montgomery Advertiser - Robert O. White
...for those engrossed in the spirit of the movement and seeking coherence in today's challenges [this book] will be a delight, especially to the local civil rights groups that can remain around Montgomery and abroad...a book that captures the spirit of time...this book will place a period at the end of bus boycott history.
January 2009 The Alabama Review
A detailed narrative account of the boycott....Rich in detail.
The Journal of African American History, June 2009 - Monique Moultrie
While Walker is not the first to focus on the role of Christian faith in the bus boycott, his approach is innovative in that he posits God's presence at each stage of the protest.
A particular strength of the work is its detailed reconstruction of the precipitating events that sparked the bus boycott. Walker offers biographical sketches of many of the well-known actors in the movement while also defining the importance of less celebrated figures.
Dr. Mary F. Whitt
Over the years, I have read many books about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But none have touched me so personally and inspired me more deeply than this book, Let My People Go! As you read it, I am sure you will be as inspired by it as I am. This book should be required reading for all young people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761837060
Publisher:
Hamilton Books
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
0.82(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert J. Walker is Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Alabama State University. He is a member of the MIA and a volunteer math tutor at E.D. Nixon Elementary School.

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