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April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How it Changed America

By (author) Michael Eric Dyson

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.

Michael Eric Dyson, named by Ebony as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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