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ix contents Preface xi Introduction 1 1 Rhetoric and Social Movements 13 2 Let My People Go 27 The Exodus in African American Cultural History 3 The Red Sea Has Opened 51 King’s “Death of Evil on the Seashore” Sermon 4 Broken Aloose from Egypt 71 The Exodus in King’s Montgomery Bus Boycott Rhetoric 5 Reaching Out for Canaan 91 King’s “Birth of a New Nation” Sermon 6 I’ve Been to the Mountaintop 115 King as the Movement’s Moses 7 Keep the Movement Moving 137 The Birmingham Protest Conclusion 163 Notes 173 Bibliography 195 Index 207 ...



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  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Language.
  • Exodus, The -- Sermons.
  • Exodus, The.
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
  • Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
  • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., 1929-1968 -- Oratory.
  • Rhetoric -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Rhetoric -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- 20th century.
  • Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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