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April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America
by Michael Eric Dyson


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780465012862
  • ISBN-10: 0465012868
  • Publisher: Civitas Book Publisher
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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