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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 Books, 2009.
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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 words, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land."Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dyson, Michael Eric.
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9780465012558 0465012558 9780465012862 0465012868
OCLC Number: 794328151
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents: Preface; Part One. Moses: A Prophet's Death in Three Acts; 1 (Act 1) Fighting Death; 2 (Act 2) Talking Death; 3 (Act 3) Facing Death; Part Two. Promised Land, or Wilderness?; 4 Report Card on Black America; 5 The Black Family and Black Inequality; 6 What Would Martin Do? Poverty, Prosperity, and the Performance of Blackness; Part Three. Joshua: Charismatic Black Leadershipin a Prophet's Shadow; 7 A Messiah Measures Leadership; 8 Heir Apparent; 9 Last of a Dying Breed?; 10 Black Kennedy; Afterword: Interview with Dr. King on His 80th Birthday; Acknowledgments; Bibliographical Notes.

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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 words, "I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land."Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its c.

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