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Summary ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Charles Euchner Ages   Euchner’s hour by hour account offers intimate glimpses of the masses on the National Mall ordinary people who bore the scars of physical violence and jailings for fighting for basic civil rights The event took on the call and response drama of a Southern church service as King Lewis Mahalia Jackson Roy Wilkins and others challenged the throng to destroy Jim Crow once and for all   Nobody Turn Me Around will challenge your understanding of the March on Washington both in terms of what happened but also regarding what it ultimately set in motion The result was a day that remains the apex of the civil rights movement and the beginning of its decli. I enjoyed this book but it seemed to ramble a bit and didn't follow any kind of structure or timeline That being said it was still a fascinating look behind the scenes of the March on Washington I learned a lot

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Nobody Turn Me Around Summary Æ 104 ↠ ❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ Nobody Turn Me Around Author Charles Euchner – On August 28 1963 over a uarter million people—about two thirds black and one third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever Martin Luther King Jr delivered his iconic “I Have a D On On Augustover a uarter million people about two thirds black and one third white held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever Martin Luther King Jr delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” oration And just blocks away President Kennedy and Congress skirmished Nobody Turn ePUB #220 over landmark civil rights legislation As Charles Euchner reveals the importance of the march is profound and complex than standard treatments of the March on Washington allow   In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day the peak of the movement Euchner brings back the tension and promise of that day Building on countless interviews archives FBI files and private reco. This review is posted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington August 28 2013August 28 1963 has become an iconic moment in American history It was the day of the celebrated March on Washington and of Dr Martin Luther King Jr's I have a Dream Speech on the National Mall Over 250000 Americans of all races creeds and walks of life came together for a moment The specific goal was to secure enactment of Civil Rights legislation but in King's dream of euality freedom and brotherhood the March transcended that purposeCharles Euchner's new book Nobody Turn Me Around A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington 2010 is an elouently impressionistic history of the March Euchner's history meanders into several byways but builds slowly to a grand climax in describing this historic day The book discusses the historical figures involved in the March such as Dr King Bayard Rustin the organizer Phillip Randolph Whitney Young Roy Willkins Walter Reuther John Lewis and many But it also tells the story of many of the people who travelled on buses trains cars bikes roller skates and on foot to attend Their stories will not usually be recounted in standard histories and they deserve to be rememberedThe flow of the book moves back and forth The scene shifts from the organization of the March in Washington DC and Harlem to the many communities throughout the United States that were home to the March's participants Freuently Euchner will introduce a character and describe that person's role large or small in the events of the day Then he will provide a biography or other brief history of that person showing how he or she became involved with the Civil Rights movement and made the decision to participate in the March The story gains force as it unfolds Bayard Rustin the brilliantly gifted but troubled organizer of the March receives the attention he meritsMuch of the book shows how the six leading Civil Rights organizations of the day together with four other groups making up The Ten put aside their differences in philosophy and goals to come together for the March The organizers had to scale down their expectations and their militancy in some cases to work together and to appeal to the broad spectrum of Americans who had no strong views on Civil Rights Initial plans which included marching on Congress and sit ins were scaled back to include only the roughly one mile March on the Mall and the day of speeches and songs The organizers of the March worked with the Kennedy administration but they ultimately carried and presented their own visionWith its history of the era the book essentially makes a chronological presentation of the day from the arrival of the buses and marchers to the gathering on the Mall the March and the speakers Each speaker at the event gets a biography and description which sometimes disrupts the flow of the narrative John Lewis' fiery speech which was reluctantly toned down to avoid antagonizing the Archbishop of Washington DC receives substantial attention Euchner's descriptions of two different types of singers Marian Anderson and Mahalia Jackson and their performances on the Mall was highly moving as was the discussion of the speech of Rabbi Jacob Printz who had fled from Nazi Germany and immediately proceeded Dr King on the podium Dr King's unforgettable speech is the climax of this book as it was of the March and is described in detailWith the passage of time the March on Washington has become a symbol of the possibilities and hope of American life It provided a rare moment of peace vision unity and the uest for justice Readers who want to learn about the March and the Dream will enjoy this new history of the 1963 March on Washington

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Nobody Turn Me AroundRdings Euchner shows freedom fighters as complex often conflicted characters He explores the lives of Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin the march organizers who worked tirelessly to make mass demonstrations and nonviolence the cornerstone of the movement He also reveals the many behind the scenes battles the effort to get women speakers onto the platform John Lewis’s damning speech about the federal government Malcolm X’s biting criticisms and secret vows to help the movement and the devastating undercurrents involving political powerhouses Kennedy and FBI director J Edgar Hoover For the first time Euchner tells the story behind King’s “Dream” im. We all know of the March of 1963 in Washington DC but it was the first time for me to learn that so many other people besides Martin Luther King played indepensible roles in the preparation of the historic march in the history of the United States fighting for civil rights for African Americans and tackle head on the problems of racism and discrimination These people include but not limited to Philip Rahdolph John Lewis Bayard Rustin Rachelle Horowitz Walter Reuther Whitney Young Rabbi Joachim Prinz etc The March was scheduled as the centennial event to commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 The book challenges us to reconsider the role of a citizen When enough people refuse to abide by unjust law these laws crumble All regimes royal authoritarian theocratic democratic maintain power only when people submit to that power when they withdraw their consent regimes need to change the rules or give up power