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.
|Published:||New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2008.|
|Online Access:||EBSCOhost - Click to view - Access for Lincoln College students, faculty, and staff only|
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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)|
|Digital Characteristics:||data file|
|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.)