April 4, 1968 by Michael Eric Dyson audiobook

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America

By Michael Eric Dyson
Read by Michael Eric Dyson

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433246166

  • ISBN: 9781433244889

  • ISBN: 9781433244896

  • ISBN: 9781433274862

Runtime: 6.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Washington Post bestseller

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., the prophet for racial and economic justice in America, was fatally shot while standing on the balcony of a Memphis hotel. Only hours earlier, he had ended his final public 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." In this impactful book, acclaimed public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson offers a comprehensive reevaluation of the fate of America, specifically Black America, since that date. Ambitiously and controversially, he investigates the ways in which we as a people have made it to that Promised Land King spoke of, and the many areas in which we still have a long way to go. April 4, 1968 takes a sweeping view of King's death, remembering all the toil, triumph, and tribulation that led to that fateful date while anticipating the ways in which King's legacy will affect the future of this country.

This celebration of King's leadership challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With deep, resonant projection that at times sounds eerily like Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, own voice, Dyson narrates his deep exploration into the most significant aspects of King’s legacy since his assassination on April 4, 1968…Even when not echoing King’s cadence and intonation, Dyson delivers a strong narrative performance that illuminates his belief in King’s dream.” AudioFile
“Dyson delivers a strong narrative performance that illuminates his belief in King’s dream.” Audiofile

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Author Bio: Michael Eric Dyson

Author Bio: Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Tears We Cannot Stop and What Truth Sounds Like. He occupies the distinguished position of university professor of sociology at Georgetown University, is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and is a contributing editor of the New Republic and ESPN’s The Undefeated. Ebony magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans and one of the 150 most powerful blacks in the nation.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English