From reformer to revolutionary

I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King Jr., by Michael Eric Dyson

Almost every conceivable facet of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life has been studied, analyzed, criticized and celebrated since his death in April 1968. Much has been written about his roots in southern black Baptist Protestantism, his intellectual sources and categories, his genius as an orator and leading pulpiteer, his civil rights crusade, and his contributions to the reshaping of America's social, political and cultural landscape. Yet Michael Eric Dyson succeeds in offering a fresh portrayal of the civil rights leader while reconstructing his meaning and relevance.

 

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