April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America
By (author) Michael Eric Dyson
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April 4, 1968 by Michael Eric Dyson
Book DescriptionOn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465012862
(203mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler If You Hear Me, Is Bill Cosby Right? and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C. www.michaelericdyson.com
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