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The Resource The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Jason Sokol

The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Jason Sokol

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The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Title
The heavens might crack
Title remainder
the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Jason Sokol
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A vivid portrait of how Americans grappled with King's death and legacy in the days, weeks, and months after his assassination 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, worshiped 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"--
  • "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"--
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10638885
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
S63 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the death and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Label
The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Jason Sokol
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"March 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
6079999
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465055913
Lccn
2017042658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834844
Label
The heavens might crack : the death and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Jason Sokol
Publication
Copyright
Note
"March 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
6079999
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 343 pages
Isbn
9780465055913
Lccn
2017042658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834844

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