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April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A cultural critic reassesses the late civil rights leader's significance and influence on American society, as well as the ways in which his death transformed the discussion of race in America.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2008273966
(OCoLC)191729801
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9780465012862 0465012868 9780465002122 0465002129
OCLC Number: 436156578
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Perseus Books Group, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 14421 KB).
Description: xii, 290 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Moses: a prophet's death in three acts. --
(Act 1) Fighting death --
(Act 2) Talking death --
(Act 3) Facing death --
pt. 2. Promised land, or wilderness? --
Report card on Black America --
The Black family and Black inequality --
What would Martin do?: poverty, prosperity, and the performance of blackness --
pt. 3. Joshua: charismatic Black leadership in a prophet's shadow. --
A messiah measures leadership --
Heir apparent --
Last of a dying breed? --
Black Kennedy --
Afterword: Interview with Dr. King on his 80th birthday.
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.

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On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King ended his final speech with the  Read more...

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