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April 4, 1968

April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How it Changed 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 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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Genre: Nonfiction / History / United States / 20th Century

On Sale: January 6th 2009

Price: $11.99

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780465012558

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