Chapter

“Making a Contribution”

Troy Jackson

in Becoming King

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125206
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135045 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.003.0004
“Making a Contribution”

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This chapter reviews King's tenure in Montgomery prior to the bus boycott. It notes that King joined many in the city who, as Rosa Parks put it, were “hoping to make a contribution to the fulfillment of complete freedom for all people.” The chapter further notes that through involvement in the NAACP and his activities as pastor of Dexter, King supported the local movement before the boycott began.

Keywords: Montgomery; bus boycott; Rosa Parks; freedom; NAACP; pastor; Dexter

Chapter.  12678 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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