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

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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Main Author: Dyson, Michael Eric.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2008.
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Main Author:Dyson, Michael Eric.
Summary: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.

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 commitment to his vision.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 290 pages)
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System Details:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-282) and index.
ISBN:9780786727629 (electronic bk.)
0786727624 (electronic bk.)
9780465012862 (electronic bk.)
0465012868 (electronic bk.)
9780465012558
0465012558
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