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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 - Chapter 6, A Taste of the World, Summary & Analysis

Taylor Branch
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Chapter 6, A Taste of the World, Summary and Analysis

After the Montgomery Bus Boycott ended, King searched for a way to keep the momentum of the movement going. King worked to build his own organization, register voters, and build a nonviolent army. During this time King met two men who would be a great help to him in the fight for civil rights. One was Harris Wofford. Wofford was a Gandhian who wanted to share their philosophies with King. The other was Stanley Levison, who would quickly become King's closest white friend. Levison was a lawyer who Rustin introduced to King in order to help raise money for their cause. Levison was a member of the Communist party. Shortly after King and Levison met, the Communist party became divided in an attempt to keep the organization in America from disappearing; but the divisions only...

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