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A private citizen who transformed the world around him, Martin Luther King, Jr., was arguably the greatest American who ever lived. Now, after more than thirty years, few people understand how truly radical he was. In this groundbreaking examination of the man and his legacy, provocative author, lecturer, and professor Michael Eric Dyson restores King's true vitality and complexity and challenges us to embrace the very contradictions that make King relevant in today's world.

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A private citizen who transformed the world around him, Martin Luther King, Jr., was arguably the greatest American who ever lived. Now, after more than thirty years, few people understand how truly radical he was. In this groundbreaking examination of the man and his legacy, provocative author, lecturer, and professor Michael Eric Dyson restores King's true vitality and complexity and challenges us to embrace the very contradictions that make King relevant in today's world.

About the Author

Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained Baptist minister and Ida B. Wells Barnett University Professor at DePaul University. He is the author of Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X, Between God and Gangsta Rap, and Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line. He lives with his family in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface "We as a People Will Get to the Promised Land": Martin and Us

Introduction "You Don't Need to Go Out Saying Martin Luther King, Jr. Is a Saint": The American Hero

Part I. IDEOLOGY

Chapter 1 "I Saw That Dream Turn Into a Nightmare": From Color-Blindness to Black Compensation

Chapter 2 "Most Americans Are Unconscious Racists": Beyond Liberalism

Chapter 3 "As I Ponder the Madness of Vietnam": The Outlines of a Militant Pacifism

Chapter 4 "America Must Move Toward a Democratic Socialism": A Progressive Social Blueprint

Chapter 5 "We Did Engage in a Black Power Move": An Integrationist Embraces Enlightened Black Nationalism

Part II. IDENTITY

Chapter 6 "I Had to Know God for Myself": The Shape of a Radical Faith

Chapter 7 "Somewhere I Read of the Freedom of Speech": Constructing a Unique Voice

Chapter 8 "There Is a Civil War Going on Within All of Us": Sexual Personae in the Revolution

Chapter 9 "I Have Walked Among the Desperate, Rejected, and Angry": Two Generations of the Young, Gifted, and Black

Chapter 10 "The Primary Obligation of the Woman Is That of Motherhood": The Pitfalls of Patriarchy

Part III. IMAGE

Chapter 11 "Be True to What You Said on Paper": A Critical Patriotism

Chapter 12 "I Won't Have Any Money to Leave Behind": The Ownership of a Great Man

Chapter 13 "If I Have to Go Through This to Give the People a Symbol": The Burden of Representation

Epilogue "Lil' Nigger, Just Where You Been?": Metaphors and Movements

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684830377
Author:
Dyson, Michael Eric
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
London
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
Baptists
Subject:
African American clergy
Subject:
African American civil rights workers
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
African Americans - Civil rights - History -
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.845 oz

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