The Heavens Might Crack: The Death 4nd Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Heavens Might Crack: The Death 4nd Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Jason Sokol
English | March 20th, 2018 | ASIN: B073Q2XZRV, ISBN: 0465055915 | 300 Pages | EPUB | 20.25 MB
A vivid p08rtrait of how Americans grappled with Kings death 4nd legacy in the days, weeks, 4nd months after his assassination
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the L08rraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure–sc08rned by many white Americans, w08rshipped by some African Americans 4nd liberal whites, 4nd deemed irrelevant by many black youth. In The Heavens Might Crack, hist08rian Jason Sokol traces the diverse responses, both in America 4nd throughout the w08rld, to Kings death. Whether celebrating 08r mourning, most agreed that the final flicker of hope f08r 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 f08r anyone seeking to underst4nd Americas fraught racial past 4nd present.