Synopses & Reviews
On April 4, 1968, at 6:01 p.m., while he was standing on a balcony at a Memphis hotel, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and fatally wounded. Only hours earlier King ended his final speech with the words, I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people will get to the Promised Land.”
Acclaimed public intellectual and best-selling author Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the twenty-first century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadership of Dr. King, and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision.
About the Author
Michael Eric Dyson
, named by Ebony
as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of sixteen books, including Holler If You Hear Me
, Is Bill Cosby Right?
and I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr
. He is currently University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.