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Heavens Might Crack : The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. - by Jason Sokol (Hardcover)

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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, 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.
Number of Pages: Vii, 343 pages :
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social History, United States, Discrimination + Race Relations
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Book theme: 20th Century
Author: Jason Sokol
Language: English
Street Date: March 20, 2018
TCIN: 53250182
UPC: 9780465055913
Item Number (DPCI): 248-58-5021
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