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Nine Days

The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election

Paul Kendrick

This book tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s imprisonment in the days leading up to the 1960 presidential election, and the efforts of three of John F. Kennedy's civil rights staffers who went rogue to free him. This move changed the face of the Democratic Party and propelled Kennedy to the White House. The book covers the nine extraordinary days that followed King's arrest, which were integral in changing the course of one of the closest elections in American history. It's a gripping tale filled with electoral machinations, moral courage, and important lessons for our own time.
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I want to share this inspiring book about the events leading up to the 1960 election, from Dr. King's imprisonment to student activism in Atlanta to JFK's campaign. It's a story we can all learn from—a story of overlooked heroes and the power each of us has to create change.      source