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

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2001, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Touchstone edView 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
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 068483037X 9780684830377 0684867761 9780684867762
OCLC Number: 45795792
Notes: Originally published: New York : Free Press, 2000.
Description: xvii, 404 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: "We as a People Will Get to the Promised Land": Martin and Us ix --
Introduction: "You Don't Need to Go Out Saying Martin Luther King, Jr. Is a Saint": The American Hero 1 --
Part I. Ideology --
Part II. Identity --
Part III. Image.
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.

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Combining the grassroots appeal of Iyanla Vanzant and the erudition of Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson rescues Martin Luther King, Jr. from those who have exploited his legacy and returns him to the  Read more...

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Robert Boynton The New York Times Dyson gives us a thoroughly contemporary King, an enigmatic hero whose flaws and failings make him more, not less, relevant to our times. Jake Lamar The New York Read more...

 
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