U.S.-MEXICO FUTURES FORUM: Immigration Reform: A Bitter Tide Begins to Ebb


Tamar Jacoby analyzes the current political context for immigration reform in the United States.

In 1961-62, Martin Luther King Jr. spent several months in the small Georgia city of Albany, working with a local desegregation campaign. The effort was a dismal failure. Despite its high-wattage leadership and the involvement of most blacks in Albany, the movement made little progress; one march erupted in racial violence, and King left the city empty-handed, deeply demoralized about his strategy and indeed the future of the civil rights movement.

Tamar Jacoby
Publication date: 
January 15, 2008
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article