Let My People Go!

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. ...
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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!"
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761837060
  • Publisher: Hamilton Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • 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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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 A Paradigm Shift Chapter 5 Like Fire Shut Up in My Bones Chapter 6 I Will Go Down with Thee Into Egypt Chapter 7 The Pharaoh Who Knew Not Joseph Chapter 8 The Plague of Death Chapter 9 Leaving Egypt Chapter 10 Drawn from the Water Chapter 11 The Hard Taskmaster Chapter 12 Choosing to Suffer Affliction Chapter 13 At the Burning Bush Chapter 14 Blood on the Door Post Chapter 15 Let My People Go! Chapter 16 Encamped in the Wilderness Chapter 17 Hardened Their Hearts Chapter 18 Trapped at the Red Sea Chapter 19 With a Mighty Hand Chapter 20 Crossing Over Jordan Chapter 21 At the Promised Land Chapter 22 The God Factor Chapter 23 A Tribute to Rosa Parks Chapter 24 Still Work to be Done Chapter 25 A Tribute to Coretta Scott King Chapter 26 A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey Part 27 Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2008

    This book will renew your faith that God can do all things!

    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 the bus boycott history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2007

    Inspiring

    Although there have been many writings on the Montgomery bus boycott, this is one that truly stands out beyond those that I've read thus far. It, in great detail, explains the similarites of this miraculous event with the deliverance of the children of Egypt. It is broken down in such a way that the younger generation can understand. I would highly recommend this wonderful book to everyone. There is a blessing for all who read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2007

    Excellent

    Although it has a lot of history in it, this is an excellent - easy to read book. It gives a wonderful overview of American History prior to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. It then gives a very in-depth view of the boycott. The last chapter is especially interesting. Some African Americans won't like the last chapters because it criticize them for not taken advantage of education the privileges they now have in America. It is also a wonderful book for bible believing people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2007

    A Good Read for the Soul

    Let My People Go is a well written book about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I finished the book feeling like I was transported back to the fifties and experienced the Bus Boycott head on. The author paints an inclusive picture of the players involved in the Bus Boycott. I recommend this book to everyone of all races, ages, and cultures. You will leave feeling like God is a God for all people in the family of the Human Race.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    Black America You Must Read This Book

    If there were ever a book that needs to be read today by all Black Americans, this is that book. It is truly a wake up call!!!!

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