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The Resource The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jason Sokol

The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jason Sokol

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The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Title
The heavens might crack
Title remainder
the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Jason Sokol
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Language
eng
Summary
"On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure--scorned by many white Americans, worshipped by some African Americans and liberal whites, and deemed irrelevant by many black youth. In The Heavens Might Crack, historian Jason Sokol traces the diverse responses, both in America and throughout the world, to King's death. Whether celebrating or mourning, most agreed that the final flicker of hope for a multiracial America had been extinguished. A deeply moving account of a country coming to terms with an act of shocking violence, The Heavens Might Crack is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand America's fraught racial past and present"--
Summary
"On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure--scorned by many white Americans, worshipped by some African Americans and liberal whites, and deemed irrelevant by many black youth. In The Heavens Might Crack, historian Jason Sokol traces the diverse responses, both in America and throughout the world, to King's death. Whether celebrating or mourning, most agreed that the final flicker of hope for a multiracial America had been extinguished. A deeply moving account of a country coming to terms with an act of shocking violence, The Heavens Might Crack is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand America's fraught racial past and present"--
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contains biographical information
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10638885
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Sokol, Jason
Dewey number
323.092
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Public opinion
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • African Americans
  • Assassination
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Public opinion
  • Race relations
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jason Sokol
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1019834844
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780465055913
Lccn
2017042658
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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(OCoLC)1019834844
Label
The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jason Sokol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019834844
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780465055913
Lccn
2017042658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834844

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