Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.
"The stirring of the water" -- "The gospel I will preach" -- "Making a contribution" -- "They are willing to walk" -- "Living under the tension" -- "Bigger than Montgomery."
"In this excellent book, Troy Jackson offers a superb, nuanced account of Martin Luther King''s relationship with Rufus Lewis, E.D. Nixon, JoAnn Robinson, Rosa Parks, and other key figures in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A thorough researcher, Jackson argues convincingly that local activists in Montgomery decisively shaped King''s identity as a civil rights leader."--Keith D. Miller