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I may not get there with you : the true Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"So much has changed since the glory days of the civil rights movement - and so much has stayed the same. African Americans command their place at every level of society, from the lunch counter to the college campus to the corporate boardroom - yet the gap between the American middle class and the black poor is as wide as ever. Where can we turn to find the vision that will guide us through these strange and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dyson, Michael Eric.
I may not get there with you.
New York : Free Press, c2000
(OCoLC)606192375
Online version:
Dyson, Michael Eric.
I may not get there with you.
New York : Free Press, c2000
(OCoLC)607386623
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 0684867761 9780684867762
OCLC Number: 42060998
Description: xi, 404 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface: "We as a People Will Get to the Promised Land": Martin and Us --
Introduction: "You Don't Need to Go Out Saying Martin Luther King, Jr. Is a Saint": The American Hero --
Ideology --
"I Saw That Dream Turn Into a Nightmare": From Color-Blindness to Black Compensation --
"Most Americans Are Unconscious Racists": Beyond Liberalism --
"As I Ponder the Madness of Vietnam": The Outlines of a Militant Pacifism --
"America Must Move Toward a Democratic Socialism": A Progressive Social Blueprint --
"We Did Engage in a Black Power Move": An Integrationist Embraces Enlightened Black Nationalism --
Identity --
"I Had to Know God for Myself": The Shape of a Radical Faith --
"Somewhere I Read of the Freedom of Speech": Constructing a Unique Voice --
"There Is a Civil War Going on Within All of Us": Sexual Personae in the Revolution --
"I Have Walked Among the Desperate, Rejected, and Angry": Two Generations of the Young, Gifted, and Black --
"The Primary Obligation of the Woman Is That of Motherhood": The Pitfalls of Patriarchy --
Image --
"Be True to What You Said on Paper": A Critical Patriotism --
"I Won't Have Any Money to Leave Behind": The Ownership of a Great Man --
"If I Have to Go Through This to Give the People a Symbol": The Burden of Representation.
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.
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In this text, Michael Eric Dyson reassesses the legacy of Martin Luther King in the years since his death. A legacy, he argues, which has been misappropriated by groups ranging from white  Read more...

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James Ellroy author of "L.A. Confidential, American Tabloid," and "My Dark Places I May Not Get There With You" is an exultant tribute to, and dissection of, the greatest 20th-century American. Read more...

 
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