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The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

Sokol, Jason (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780465055913
  • ISBN: 0465055915
  • ISBN: 1541697391
  • ISBN: 9781541697393
  • Physical Description: vii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, [2018]

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General Note: "March 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction. Shot rings out -- Losing King -- The last prince of nonviolence -- "He knew that millions hated King" -- Roses for my soul -- The world stands aghast -- Stop the shots -- From outlaw to saint -- Conclusion. King in our time.
Summary, etc.: "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"--
Subject: Public opinion United States
African Americans Social conditions
United States Race relations History
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Influence
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Assassination Public opinion
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