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Burial for a King : Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral and the week that transformed Atlanta and rocked the nation

Author: Rebecca Burns
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Scribner, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner hbk. edView all editions and formats
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In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, riots broke out in 110 cities across the country. For five days, Atlanta braced for chaos while preparing to host King's funeral. An unlikely alliance of former student radicals, the middle-aged patrician mayor, the no-nonsense police chief, black ministers, white churchgoers, Atlanta's business leaders, King's grieving family members, and his stunned SCLC  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Burns
ISBN: 9781439130544 143913054X 9781439143094 1439143099 9781439130575 1439130574
OCLC Number: 535493128
Description: [vii], 244 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Tuesday, April 9, 1968, morning --
Thursday, April 4, 1968 --
Friday, April 5, 1968 --
Saturday, April 6, 1968 --
Palm Sunday, April 7, 1968 --
Monday, April 8, 1968 --
Tuesday, April 9, 1968 --
Wednesday, April 10, 1968 --
Epilogue : January 15, 1969.
Responsibility: Rebecca Burns.

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A compelling, original, and highly readable account of the landmark week between Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassination and his funeral.  Read more...

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"Now, finally, we can see what couldn't be seen and know what couldn't be known about the way Atlanta held together to honor and bury its most celebrated and controversial son. Day by day, hour by Read more...

 
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