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The Resource April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America, Michael Eric Dyson

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

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April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America
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April 4, 1968
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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America
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Michael Eric Dyson
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  • April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and transformation of America
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  • April 4, 1968
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Martin Luther King Jr.s death and how it changed America
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eng
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
Summary
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., the prophet for racial and economic justice in America, was fatally shot. Only hours earlier, he had ended his final public speech by promising that "we as a people will get to the Promised Land". Now, at the fortieth anniversary of King's assassination, acclaimed public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson gives a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of America, specifically Black America, since that date. Ambitiously and controversially, he investigates the ways in which we as a people have made it to that Promised Land King spoke of, and the many areas in which we still have a long way to go. April 4, 1968 takes a sweeping view of King's death, remembering all the toil, triumph, and tribulation that led to that fateful date while anticipating the ways in which King's legacy will affect the future of this country
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contains biographical information
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238505
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DOV
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Dyson, Michael Eric
Dewey number
323.092
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
D96 2008
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • African American leadership
  • King, Martin Luther
  • Baptists
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
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adult
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and how it changed America
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April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America, Michael Eric Dyson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-282) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Moses: a prophet's death in three acts -- Pt. 2: Promised land, or wilderness? -- Pt. 3: Joshua: Charismatic Black leadership in a prophet's shadow
Control code
ocn191729801
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 p.
Isbn
9780465002122
Lccn
2008273966
System control number
(OCoLC)191729801
Label
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death and how it changed America, Michael Eric Dyson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-282) and index
Contents
Pt. 1: Moses: a prophet's death in three acts -- Pt. 2: Promised land, or wilderness? -- Pt. 3: Joshua: Charismatic Black leadership in a prophet's shadow
Control code
ocn191729801
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 p.
Isbn
9780465002122
Lccn
2008273966
System control number
(OCoLC)191729801

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