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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

Label
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr's death and how it changed America
Title
April 4, 1968
Title remainder
Martin Luther King, Jr's death and how it changed America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Eric Dyson
Title variation
  • April four, nineteen sixty eight
  • Martin Luther King, Jr's death and how it changed America
Creator
Subject
Language
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
  • "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, the prophet for racial and economic justice in America, 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 uses the fortieth anniversary of King's assassination as the occasion for a provocative and fresh examination of how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how we should use his death and legacy. Dyson also uses this landmark anniversary as the starting point for a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of Black America over the four decades that followed King's death. Dyson ambitiously investigates the ways in which African-Americans have in fact made it to the Promised Land of which King spoke, white shining a bright light on the ways in which the nation has faltered in the quest for racial justice. Finally, he probes the virtues and flaws of charismatic black leadership that has followed in King's wake, from Jesse Jackson to Barack Obama."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ISU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, Michael Eric
Dewey number
323.1196073092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African American leadership
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • King, Martin Luther
Label
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr's death and how it changed America, Michael Eric Dyson
Instantiates
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
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
191729801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780465002122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)221993431
Label
April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr's death and how it changed America, Michael Eric Dyson
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
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
191729801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780465002122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)221993431

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