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  • Author:
    Quincy Jones,Andrew Young
  • ISBN:
    1602580731
  • ISBN13:
    978-1602580732
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    Baylor University Press; With a Foreward by Quincy Jones edition (March 1, 2008)
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    582 pages
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In An Easy Burden Andrew Young draws on his own life's experiences to recount with both passion and objectivity .

In An Easy Burden Andrew Young draws on his own life's experiences to recount with both passion and objectivity one of the most dramatic periods in . ―President Jimmy Carter. Andrew Young joined SCLC in 1961 and the bulk of the book deals this period; don't look for observations on the Freedom Rides for instance, because the author was not involved with this. The book is well written and sprinkled with some good humour now and then.

In historical retrospect, as Mr. Young points out, the Civil Rights movement pushed the concept of human rights to the forefront of America’s vision of itself and the wider world. Martin Luther King endeavoured to uplift the spiritual and human values of his country. With the United States redressing itself on the treatment of its minority groups this gave a lasting legacy of what constitutes democratic society. As Mr. Young elucidates towards the end of his book, poverty is still a massive issue in the United States.

Andrew Young is one of the most important figures of the . civil rights movement and one of America's best-known African American leaders. In 1964, he became Executive Director of the SCLC, serving with King during a time of great accomplishment and turmoil. In describing his life through his election to Congress in 1972, this memoir provides revelatory, riveting reading. Working closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he endured beatings and arrests while participating in seminal civil rights campaigns.

Bibliographic Details. Title: An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society. Publisher: HarperCollins, New York. Publication Date: 1996. Visit Seller's Storefront. Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale.

I really enjoyed reading "An Easy Burden. Andrew Young takes the reader back to a very dark period in American History. He reminds the reader that ordinary people did extra-ordinary things to make our country a better place to live.

The civil rights movement was a struggle for justice and equality for African Americans that took place mainly in the 1950s and . This was a stark contrast to why America had entered the war to begin with-to defend freedom and democracy in the world.

The civil rights movement was a struggle for justice and equality for African Americans that took place mainly in the 1950s and 1960s. Among its leaders were Martin Luther King J. Malcolm X, the Little Rock Nine, Rosa Parks and many others. These events helped set the stage for grass-roots initiatives to enact racial equality legislation and incite the civil rights movement.

Students identify the tactics of nonviolent action used during the civil rights movement and consider how these tactics can be used today

Episode 3 of "Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement" focuses on the participation of young people, including the formation of SNCC, college students' participation in lunch counter sit-ins, and the Freedom Rides. Eyes on the Prize: No Easy Walk (1962–1966). This discount is automatically applied during checkout. Students identify the tactics of nonviolent action used during the civil rights movement and consider how these tactics can be used today.

The civil rights movement (also known as the American civil rights movement and other terms) in the United States is a decades-long struggle by African Americans to end legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in th. .

The civil rights movement (also known as the American civil rights movement and other terms) in the United States is a decades-long struggle by African Americans to end legalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the United States. The movement has its origins in the Reconstruction era during the late 19th century, although the movement achieved its largest legislative gains in the mid-1960s after years of direct actions and grassroots protests.

Andrew Young is one of the most important figures of the U.S. civil rights movement and one of America's best-known African American leaders. Working closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he endured beatings and arrests while participating in seminal civil rights campaigns. In 1964, he became Executive Director of the SCLC, serving with King during a time of great accomplishment and turmoil. In describing his life through his election to Congress in 1972, this memoir provides revelatory, riveting reading. Young's analysis of the connection between racism, poverty, and a militarized economy will resonate with particular relevance for readers today.


Bearus
When we came up with the idea of a properly bound book on Civil Rights for our son's 18th we hadn't imagined we'd find something like this. It's simply wonderful. A copy signed by the man who worked so closely with such a pivotal figure was the perfect gift. It came in good time, is in perfect condition and has all the authenticity certificates. Great price, fantastic product; it's now on display and is a most treasured item.
Vivaral
As a graduate of New Iberia, Louisiana High School, and a frequent visitor to South Louisiana, from New Orleans to Lafayette to Lake Charles as a college student, adult, later graduate of LSU Law School, and before that active in the 1972 political campaign of SCLC Activist Andrew Young as he became Congressman Andrew Young, and then supporter of Governor Jimmy Carter's run for the Presidency, then Ambassador to the UN, later, Mayor of Atlanta, and now head of Georgia State University's Public Policy Innovation Center I find this a beautiful account of Young's early days in New Orleans, as son of an African American dentist, studies at Howard University as a student athlete, religious experience in becoming a pastor rather than a medical professional like his Father, and later brother, and his year's in Dr. King's movement, all the most compelling reading, as my daughter, now a middle aged woman and I do research and writing on my and her Mother's 'movement days'so I recommend this book highly as the single best autobiographical account of a top civil rights movement innovator, then politician, now professor, but always at heart a pastor of the African American church, in his denomination of the Reform tradition which this year is celebrating its 400th Anniversary, if I have dates right.
Androwyn
In this book the author provides us with an inside view of the Civil Rights movement from the early 1960's to the tragic death of Martin Luther King in 1968. Andrew Young joined SCLC in 1961 and the bulk of the book deals this period; don't look for observations on the Freedom Rides for instance, because the author was not involved with this.

The book is well written and sprinkled with some good humour now and then. We are given many insights on how SCLC struggled within itself and with companion groups like SNCC. Mr. Young paints himself as a rationalist and pragmatist - he was certainly not a firebrand and was not comfortable with an activist stance such as participating in demonstrations and marches. He gives us a behind the scene perspective as to how decisions and activities came to be decided - and in many cases how events took on a life of their own and the momentum had to be followed and improvised. For example, in many cases Martin Luther King was asked to be a guest speaker and after was asked to participate, without any pre-planning, in protest marches in the following days. This is what happened in the Albany protests which the author describes in detail; where one speech became many months of engrossing marches and demonstrations.

Mr. Young makes clear that many in the movement (including himself) were exhausted and approaching burn-out. There were simply too many unpredictable and random demands. Mr Young spent little time with his growing family. Martin Luther King would go on with very little sleep. Resources were stretched to the limit and as depicted in the book, tempers flared sometimes. Even though they were striving for racial equality, Mr. Young acknowledges that the movement itself had little regard for the role of women.

In historical retrospect, as Mr. Young points out, the Civil Rights movement pushed the concept of human rights to the forefront of America's vision of itself and the wider world. Martin Luther King endeavoured to uplift the spiritual and human values of his country. With the United States redressing itself on the treatment of its minority groups this gave a lasting legacy of what constitutes democratic society. As Mr. Young elucidates towards the end of his book, poverty is still a massive issue in the United States. Little is being done to relieve this recurring cycle of impoverishment and large segments of society are being abandoned.

This is a major work that contributes to our understanding of this important era. My favourite quote from Martin Luther King (page 429 of my book): "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."
Fog
Heard AN EASY BURDEN, written and read by Andrew Young--an

early adviser and colleague of Martin Luther King who went

to become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,

among other things.

The book provides a stirring account of the civil rights movement,

starting in the 1950s . . . it got me thinking about the role not only

played by both King and Young, but by many other leaders of the

time . . . in addition, it gave me a different perspective on how hard

this must have been; i.e., to fight for change without being violent.

The author is quite candid in his views . . . just has been the case

throughout his life, he is not afraid to mince words (or opinions)

and while some may disagree with what he says or the way he says

it, you will gain an increasing respect for the man if you read AN

EASY BURDEN.

I especially enjoyed the ending:

Everything I know now convinces me that the struggle to eliminate

racism, war and poverty is a burden, but in America, with all the

freedom and opportunity afforded us under our constitution--in the

most productive society in human history--it is an easy burden if

we undertake it together.