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Redemption : Martin Luther King Jr.'s last 31 hours / Joseph Rosenbloom.

Author/Creator:
Rosenbloom, Joseph, 1944- author.
Other Title:
Martin Luther King Jr.'s last thirty one hours
Martin Luther King Jr.'s last 31 hours
Publication:
Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Assassination.
African Americans -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Civil rights.
Assassination.
Baptists -- Clergy.
Civil rights movements.
Civil rights workers.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Nonfiction.
Biographies.
Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Summary:
Chronicles the last 31 hours of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life as he seeks to revive the non-violent civil rights movement and push to end poverty in America.
On April 3, 1968, arriving in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was being denounced as an agent of violence. He was facing dissent within the civil rights movement, among his own staff. A federal court injunction barred him from marching. Threats mounted; he feared an imminent, violent death. That night, King gathered the strength to speak at a rally on behalf of sanitation workers. Rosenbloom recounts the pressures that were bedeviling King, and shows how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled James Earl Ray to construct a sniper's nest and shoot King.
Contents:
Atlanta departure
Detour
The strike
Airport arrival
The invitation
The Mayor
Lorraine check-in
Damage control
The injunction
Invaders
Nine-to-five security
Reluctant speaker
The stalker
Summoning Dr. King
From the mountaintop
Long night
Home pressures
Invaders' exit
Melancholy afternoon
Ray's lucky breaks
Dark night
Redemption.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-192) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Rosenbloom, Joseph, 1944- Redemption.
ISBN:
9780807083383
0807083380
OCLC:
990337906
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