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

Sokol, Jason, (author.).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at SC LENDS.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Powdersville Branch B King Martin (Text) 22960001559359 Adult Biography Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch 323.092 SOK (Text) 30018005649245 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Florence - Olanta Branch 323.092 Sokol (Text) 33172006333916 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - Rock Hill Branch 323.092 SOKOL (Text) 33205011899560 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
York - York Branch 323.092 SOKOL (Text) 33205011899503 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780465055913
  • ISBN: 0465055915
  • Physical Description: vii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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. -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 > Assassination > Public opinion.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 > Influence.
United States > Race relations > History.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Public opinion > United States.
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights.

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