And the Walls Came Tumbling Down : An Autobiography
The number-two manin the civil rights movement, Abernathy poignantly recalls his life from his poverty-striken childhood, his cofounding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and march to freedom at the side of his close friend Martin Luther King to his current fight for dignity and human rights worldwide.
The Day The Berlin Wall Came Down
Originally published in 1989, this beautifully written autobiography of the Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy—Martin Luther King Jr.'s partner and eventual successor—not only tells his own story but also expounds on the leaders he knew intimately, including King, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and Lyndon Johnson, among others. Revealing the planning that went into major protests and the negotiations that brought them to a close, Abernathy chronicles a movement, recalling the bitter defeats they faced, the misery and deaths they suffered. Amidst these struggles, though, he celebrates the victories that integrated communities, gave economic and political power to the disenfranchised, and