An Easy Burden

An Easy Burden

The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America

by Andrew Young

Foreword by Quincy Jones

Imprint: Baylor University Press

582 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9781481314701
  • Published: December 2020


  • Paperback
  • 9781602580732
  • Published: March 2008



Andrew Young is one of the most important figures of the U.S. civil rights movement and one of America's best-known African American leaders. Working closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he endured beatings and arrests while participating in seminal civil rights campaigns. In 1964, he became Executive Director of the SCLC, serving with King during a time of great accomplishment and turmoil. In describing his life through his election to Congress in 1972, this memoir provides revelatory, riveting reading. Young's analysis of the connection between racism, poverty, and a militarized economy will resonate with particular relevance for readers today.