I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King,

I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King,

I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. ❮Epub❯ ➚ I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr. Author Michael Eric Dyson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A private citizen who transformed the world around him, Martin Luther King, Jr was arguably the greatest American who ever lived Now, after than thirty years, few people understand how truly radical h A private citizen who transformed the world around Not Get PDF/EPUB ä him, Martin Luther King, Jr was arguably the greatest American who ever lived Now, after 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 I May Kindle - 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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10 thoughts on “I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Mikey B. Mikey B. says:

    An uneven book marred by bad chapters For instance Chapter 9 tries to relate King to rappers Did Dr King swear and use profanities in his speeches from the pulpit Also there is overuse of rhetoric, repetitiveness and useless digressions or rants Is it necessary to know what Mr Dyson thinks of Clinton this is a digression.Nevertheless there are some good critiques King did not allow women a proper place in the movement the SCLC For Dr King women appeared to be playthings.Also the An uneven book marred by bad chapters For instance Chapter 9 tries to relate King to rappers Did Dr King swear and use profanities in his speeches from the pulpit Also there is overuse of rhetoric, repetitiveness and useless digressions or rants Is it necessary to know what Mr Dyson thinks of Clinton this is a digression.Nevertheless there are some good critiques King did not allow women a proper place in the movement the SCLC For Dr King women appeared to be playthings.Also there is good criticism of King s successors namely Coretta and family in chapter13


  2. Jeremy Williams Jeremy Williams says:

    Good book indeedgave me a new perspective on Kings life and work by presenting his humanity.demystifying his greatness to show that he was just a man, a flawed human being YET look what he accomplishedas a private citizen And thats why we should honor the guy, because he did what we all could do He was no superhero, just another man who hated injustice but was willing to do something about it, to rise to the challenge And exposing King as a man of with weakness as well as strengths, Good book indeedgave me a new perspective on Kings life and work by presenting his humanity.demystifying his greatness to show that he was just a man, a flawed human being YET look what he accomplishedas a private citizen And thats why we should honor the guy, because he did what we all could do He was no superhero, just another man who hated injustice but was willing to do something about it, to rise to the challenge And exposing King as a man of with weakness as well as strengths, Dyson changes our notion of what it means to be a courageous American


  3. Steve Watson Steve Watson says:

    Dyson s set of essays on King gives a deeper and rounder image of his life and impact than we re used to Dyson gives us aradical King, probing is final years in which King was increasingly interested in socialism, economic justice, and Black empowerment beyond the voting rights and legislative victories of the Civil Rights movement Dyson also doesn t hold back on King s flaws and complexities his patriarchy, his psychologically complex sexual infidelity, his academic plagiarism, and hi Dyson s set of essays on King gives a deeper and rounder image of his life and impact than we re used to Dyson gives us aradical King, probing is final years in which King was increasingly interested in socialism, economic justice, and Black empowerment beyond the voting rights and legislative victories of the Civil Rights movement Dyson also doesn t hold back on King s flaws and complexities his patriarchy, his psychologically complex sexual infidelity, his academic plagiarism, and his family s sometimes moral hypocrisy since their patriarch s death Exploring these angles doesn t lessen King s greatness or impact Dyson humanizes this extraordinary man while still calling him our greatest ever Amercian, which he just might be I was intrigued by Dyson s connection of King to some hip hop artists gifted with language, samplers, sexually prolific, flawed, and longing for voice and justice and empowerment Also by the catalogs of the various types of amnesia we can suffer from and perpetrate regarding race in America reverential amnesia praise the heroes, don t describe the offense they were against so as not to hurt victims feelings , repentant amnesia sorry about the past, can we not talk about it so as not to hurt my White feelings , revisionist amnesia minimizing past problems , recalcitrant amnesia we did nothing wrong , and resistant amnesia victims say nothing bad happened so as to avoid psychological pain Dyson s whole work builds to a crescendo in his final essay, in which his skills as a preacher himself are on display In small part When we celebrate the King holiday, we do not simply celebrate the life of Martin Luther King We celebrate individuals like Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses and legions of other souls who sought to bring justice and freedom to Southern black doors and Northern project apartments We celebrate King s willingness to surrender security and throw safety to the wind as he and manycrossed this nation in pursuit of peace and love We celebrate King s insistence that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, as we extend his radical legacy to embrace citizens who are oppressed because of their sexual orientation or their gender We celebrate King s ability to lay everything on the line, including his reputation, to do what he deemed was right in the eyes of God.We must rebel against the varieties of amnesia that compete to reduce King to an icon for the status quo or a puppet of civil and social order Through our amnesia, we have attempted to portray King as a meek and mild savior sent to spin beautiful stories about birds and flowers But King has entered the temple of our conscience and turned over the tables where moral commerce has been cheapened and the tales of justice have been sold for a price He is a hero who loved America so much that he became full of rage and anger for our failing to treat the least to the best our nation can offer, whether that meant money or enough space to live without cramped ambitions or stunted hopes.Martin Luther King, Jr., is the greatest American in our history because in his life the contradictory meanings of American democracy found a perfect and healing embodiment.It is to his everlasting credit that King assaulted the dominion of excluding pronouns, insisting that we no longer meant one s group but the whole republic He united Whitman and Baldwin in a metaphysical union of American idealism and racial tragedy He brought them to each and into each other, refusing to differentiate their defining trajectory since neither made sense without the other Thus the vision of American identity that seized King was both poetic and prophetic it built out from the Given where one lived, what one s color was, what language one spoke and built up to the Giver if God is the author of our human drama, we must read our divine destiny in each other s hurts and triumphs 305 306


  4. Bryant Clark Bryant Clark says:

    Not so much a biography as an investigation and critique of how MLK s legacy has played out Parts of it were great I especially liked his chapter comparing King to Hip Hop culture and hearingabout the backstory of this man s life There were low points and the flow wasn t always even I do wonder if the book hasn t aged well since it was written or if Dyson would have different ideas 20 years on or so If you re a MLK fan already or have background in the civil rights movement and legacy Not so much a biography as an investigation and critique of how MLK s legacy has played out Parts of it were great I especially liked his chapter comparing King to Hip Hop culture and hearingabout the backstory of this man s life There were low points and the flow wasn t always even I do wonder if the book hasn t aged well since it was written or if Dyson would have different ideas 20 years on or so If you re a MLK fan already or have background in the civil rights movement and legacy I d give this book a try Otherwise I d start elsewhere


  5. Amy Amy says:

    Not what I was expecting More critique than bio Thoughtful and insightful though.


  6. Rafael Suleiman Rafael Suleiman says:

    A great examination of the philosophy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr


  7. Amarrione E Amarrione E says:

    Does a great job in showing the strengths and weaknesses of Martin Luther King Jr Overall a good read


  8. Paul Haspel Paul Haspel says:

    I was at once moved and challenged by this study of the life, work, influence, and image of Martin Luther King Jr and I expect that that is exactly how author Michael Eric Dyson hoped his readers would respond I May Not Get There With You takes its title from one of Dr King s most famous speeches one that has gained fame not only for the eloquence that was characteristic of Dr King s public utterances, but also for its prophetic qualities The speech, widely known as I ve Been to the Moun I was at once moved and challenged by this study of the life, work, influence, and image of Martin Luther King Jr and I expect that that is exactly how author Michael Eric Dyson hoped his readers would respond I May Not Get There With You takes its title from one of Dr King s most famous speeches one that has gained fame not only for the eloquence that was characteristic of Dr King s public utterances, but also for its prophetic qualities The speech, widely known as I ve Been to the Mountaintop, was delivered by Dr King at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968 the day before his assassination The concluding passages of the speech included these wordsLike anybody, I would like to live a long life longevity has its place But I m not concerned about that now I just want to do God s will And He s allowed me to go up to the mountain And I ve looked over And I ve seen the Promised Land I may not get there with you but I want you to know that we as a people will get to the Promised Land Dr Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, has also worked as a Baptist minister he can consider Dr King s life and work from the perspective of fellow scholar and fellow church leader He suggests, among other things, that Dr King s vision for America and his tactics for making that vision into a reality were considerablymilitant than the safer, sanitized Dr King that one often sees in American popular culture particularly when Dr King s mantle is claimed by contemporary political conservatives who, Dr Dyson argues, would be bitterly opposed to Dr King s initiatives if Dr King were alive today In Dr Dyson s analysis, the Vietnam War is particularly important in propelling Dr King down amilitant path Dr King angered former allies like President Lyndon B Johnson and even if, In retrospect, King turns out to have been right he clarified his views of the war when it was riskiest to do so, long before anyone was sure what the outcome of the war would be p 50 Dr Dyson s book is comparably challenging when it analyzes Dr King s complex relationship with black nationalism, his increasingly sharp critiques of American capitalism, and his gradual movement toward democratic socialism though, understandably, Dr King was careful not to use those exact words in public.Some parts of the book worked better for me than others I was not persuaded, for example, by Dr Dyson s attempt to link Dr King s activism with the work of hip hop artists like Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Notorious B.I.G At the same time, it was powerful and moving to hear Dr Dyson confronting the allegations of womanizing and plagiarism against Dr King I was struck, for example, by Dr Dyson s suggestion that King s plagiarism may have had to do with his aversion, one shared by many black students of his generation, to write a dissertation on race The racial climate that made race a scholarly taboo and encouraged the embrace of already validated European subject matter might have been the predicate for his plagiarism p 150 While acknowledging Dr King s human imperfections, Dr Dyson quickly, and appropriately, makes two important points regarding those imperfections The first is that a human Dr King who managed to do so much good in such a short life, in spite of his imperfections, isreal, a better example, than a media manufactured saint The second is that many who have focused on Dr King s faults have done so not out of a disinterested desire to find truth, but rather from a malign wish to discredit the civil rights cause for which Dr King fought by attacking its best known messenger.Dr Dyson is comparably tough minded and perceptive when examining Dr King s view of gender relations relatively old fashioned, and not fully recognizing the vital role of women in the Civil Rights Movement , and when looking at the inconsistent record of Dr King s family as conservators of the MLK legacy.Overall, I May Not Get There With You is a thoughtful consideration of, as Dr Dyson puts it, how difficult it is to convert memory into fitting memorials for fallen heroes Each gesture of remembrance inevitably invites accusations of abusing the hero s image or misusing her identity in the effort to celebrate her greatness Further, one runs the risk in memorialization of turning a hero into a mere commodity, a commercial interest stripped of redeeming social and moral value p 250 In his book, Dr Dyson gives us a Dr King of true and human, not artificial greatness, and he relates Dr King well to the problems and struggles of the modern era


  9. J.t J.t says:

    In I May Not Get There With You The True Martin Luther King JR written by Micheal Eric Dyson he describes generations before the civil rights movement and generations after Dyson intention is to ask his readers what would the civil rights leader think if he was alive today There is a lot of facts in this book that cant be second guessed which makes this book interesting Dyson talks about the time he spent with King during his adult life and how king is a civil rights leader who did not mak In I May Not Get There With You The True Martin Luther King JR written by Micheal Eric Dyson he describes generations before the civil rights movement and generations after Dyson intention is to ask his readers what would the civil rights leader think if he was alive today There is a lot of facts in this book that cant be second guessed which makes this book interesting Dyson talks about the time he spent with King during his adult life and how king is a civil rights leader who did not make white people feel uncomfortable most called him a Safe Leader He also speaks on the differences of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Malcolm X was a great civil rights l leader but he believed taking the approach of By any means necessary while king was a non violence civil rights leader The violence and non violence approach definitely plays a big role in how today s society is.As you gointo the book there is evento be surprised by and could start an argument In chapter 9 Dyson compares King to rappers which is greatly bias King and rappers do have a few similarities ex they both speak for the community rather topics are positive or negative they stand up for there community, society, and African Americans, most come from poverty, and want to change the world the difference is King does not use profanity, he went to college, he is a pastor, and a civil rights leader King has a lot ofpositive qualities and facedhardships people can see where Dyson tried to relate them but there is definitely a huge difference.Over all the book is great and makes you understand who King isand has great facts to make you re think Dyson seems to have a small problem with repetitiveness and rants but that still doesn t hurt the book that bad African Americans should definitely take a look into this book especially the younger generations who did not have to live in a time where you had to be separated because of race j.T


  10. Travis Eman Travis Eman says:

    This is one of the greatest books that vie ever read I know it is not February yet but I still felt it was fine to refresh my knowledge on the king, as in Martin Luther King JR The author Michael Eric Dyson captured about every great thing the king did in life, which is almost everything he did, all in 311 pages This book is absolutely amazing and brilliant I feel that this book gets everything you need to know about the great Martin Luther King JR and if you want to get any information on h This is one of the greatest books that vie ever read I know it is not February yet but I still felt it was fine to refresh my knowledge on the king, as in Martin Luther King JR The author Michael Eric Dyson captured about every great thing the king did in life, which is almost everything he did, all in 311 pages This book is absolutely amazing and brilliant I feel that this book gets everything you need to know about the great Martin Luther King JR and if you want to get any information on him I suggest this book dearly It makes you really realize how much he did for people around the world and how much we really take things for granted He gave his life trying to free African Americans and he devoted his life to setting people free from racism and discrimination I feel that Michael Eric Dyson made this book perfect for its politics, and style It is an important and very fun to read When you read this and you put the book down, you feel sad, and you feel sad because we realize that we don t have the king with us any But the important thing to remember is that Martin Luther King JR was a person, not some cut out of a hero that you can admire from a far By reading about the whole KING by Michael Eric Dyson it makes you realize that you can t keep thinking oh I can t believe the king is gone but makes you start looking ahead and taking care of the problems there are today in life.This book is amazing and I definitely feel that anybody interested in reading a great book should choose this one, because it is a GREAT book to read and a great book to learn from


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10 thoughts on “I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. Mikey B. Mikey B. says:

    An uneven book marred by bad chapters For instance Chapter 9 tries to relate King to rappers Did Dr King swear and use profanities in his speeches from the pulpit Also there is overuse of rhetoric, repetitiveness and useless digressions or rants Is it necessary to know what Mr Dyson thinks of Clinton this is a digression.Nevertheless there are some good critiques King did not allow women a proper place in the movement the SCLC For Dr King women appeared to be playthings.Also the An uneven book marred by bad chapters For instance Chapter 9 tries to relate King to rappers Did Dr King swear and use profanities in his speeches from the pulpit Also there is overuse of rhetoric, repetitiveness and useless digressions or rants Is it necessary to know what Mr Dyson thinks of Clinton this is a digression.Nevertheless there are some good critiques King did not allow women a proper place in the movement the SCLC For Dr King women appeared to be playthings.Also there is good criticism of King s successors namely Coretta and family in chapter13

  2. Jeremy Williams Jeremy Williams says:

    Good book indeedgave me a new perspective on Kings life and work by presenting his humanity.demystifying his greatness to show that he was just a man, a flawed human being YET look what he accomplishedas a private citizen And thats why we should honor the guy, because he did what we all could do He was no superhero, just another man who hated injustice but was willing to do something about it, to rise to the challenge And exposing King as a man of with weakness as well as strengths, Good book indeedgave me a new perspective on Kings life and work by presenting his humanity.demystifying his greatness to show that he was just a man, a flawed human being YET look what he accomplishedas a private citizen And thats why we should honor the guy, because he did what we all could do He was no superhero, just another man who hated injustice but was willing to do something about it, to rise to the challenge And exposing King as a man of with weakness as well as strengths, Dyson changes our notion of what it means to be a courageous American

  3. Steve Watson Steve Watson says:

    Dyson s set of essays on King gives a deeper and rounder image of his life and impact than we re used to Dyson gives us aradical King, probing is final years in which King was increasingly interested in socialism, economic justice, and Black empowerment beyond the voting rights and legislative victories of the Civil Rights movement Dyson also doesn t hold back on King s flaws and complexities his patriarchy, his psychologically complex sexual infidelity, his academic plagiarism, and hi Dyson s set of essays on King gives a deeper and rounder image of his life and impact than we re used to Dyson gives us aradical King, probing is final years in which King was increasingly interested in socialism, economic justice, and Black empowerment beyond the voting rights and legislative victories of the Civil Rights movement Dyson also doesn t hold back on King s flaws and complexities his patriarchy, his psychologically complex sexual infidelity, his academic plagiarism, and his family s sometimes moral hypocrisy since their patriarch s death Exploring these angles doesn t lessen King s greatness or impact Dyson humanizes this extraordinary man while still calling him our greatest ever Amercian, which he just might be I was intrigued by Dyson s connection of King to some hip hop artists gifted with language, samplers, sexually prolific, flawed, and longing for voice and justice and empowerment Also by the catalogs of the various types of amnesia we can suffer from and perpetrate regarding race in America reverential amnesia praise the heroes, don t describe the offense they were against so as not to hurt victims feelings , repentant amnesia sorry about the past, can we not talk about it so as not to hurt my White feelings , revisionist amnesia minimizing past problems , recalcitrant amnesia we did nothing wrong , and resistant amnesia victims say nothing bad happened so as to avoid psychological pain Dyson s whole work builds to a crescendo in his final essay, in which his skills as a preacher himself are on display In small part When we celebrate the King holiday, we do not simply celebrate the life of Martin Luther King We celebrate individuals like Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses and legions of other souls who sought to bring justice and freedom to Southern black doors and Northern project apartments We celebrate King s willingness to surrender security and throw safety to the wind as he and manycrossed this nation in pursuit of peace and love We celebrate King s insistence that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, as we extend his radical legacy to embrace citizens who are oppressed because of their sexual orientation or their gender We celebrate King s ability to lay everything on the line, including his reputation, to do what he deemed was right in the eyes of God.We must rebel against the varieties of amnesia that compete to reduce King to an icon for the status quo or a puppet of civil and social order Through our amnesia, we have attempted to portray King as a meek and mild savior sent to spin beautiful stories about birds and flowers But King has entered the temple of our conscience and turned over the tables where moral commerce has been cheapened and the tales of justice have been sold for a price He is a hero who loved America so much that he became full of rage and anger for our failing to treat the least to the best our nation can offer, whether that meant money or enough space to live without cramped ambitions or stunted hopes.Martin Luther King, Jr., is the greatest American in our history because in his life the contradictory meanings of American democracy found a perfect and healing embodiment.It is to his everlasting credit that King assaulted the dominion of excluding pronouns, insisting that we no longer meant one s group but the whole republic He united Whitman and Baldwin in a metaphysical union of American idealism and racial tragedy He brought them to each and into each other, refusing to differentiate their defining trajectory since neither made sense without the other Thus the vision of American identity that seized King was both poetic and prophetic it built out from the Given where one lived, what one s color was, what language one spoke and built up to the Giver if God is the author of our human drama, we must read our divine destiny in each other s hurts and triumphs 305 306

  4. Bryant Clark Bryant Clark says:

    Not so much a biography as an investigation and critique of how MLK s legacy has played out Parts of it were great I especially liked his chapter comparing King to Hip Hop culture and hearingabout the backstory of this man s life There were low points and the flow wasn t always even I do wonder if the book hasn t aged well since it was written or if Dyson would have different ideas 20 years on or so If you re a MLK fan already or have background in the civil rights movement and legacy Not so much a biography as an investigation and critique of how MLK s legacy has played out Parts of it were great I especially liked his chapter comparing King to Hip Hop culture and hearingabout the backstory of this man s life There were low points and the flow wasn t always even I do wonder if the book hasn t aged well since it was written or if Dyson would have different ideas 20 years on or so If you re a MLK fan already or have background in the civil rights movement and legacy I d give this book a try Otherwise I d start elsewhere

  5. Amy Amy says:

    Not what I was expecting More critique than bio Thoughtful and insightful though.

  6. Rafael Suleiman Rafael Suleiman says:

    A great examination of the philosophy of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

  7. Amarrione E Amarrione E says:

    Does a great job in showing the strengths and weaknesses of Martin Luther King Jr Overall a good read

  8. Paul Haspel Paul Haspel says:

    I was at once moved and challenged by this study of the life, work, influence, and image of Martin Luther King Jr and I expect that that is exactly how author Michael Eric Dyson hoped his readers would respond I May Not Get There With You takes its title from one of Dr King s most famous speeches one that has gained fame not only for the eloquence that was characteristic of Dr King s public utterances, but also for its prophetic qualities The speech, widely known as I ve Been to the Moun I was at once moved and challenged by this study of the life, work, influence, and image of Martin Luther King Jr and I expect that that is exactly how author Michael Eric Dyson hoped his readers would respond I May Not Get There With You takes its title from one of Dr King s most famous speeches one that has gained fame not only for the eloquence that was characteristic of Dr King s public utterances, but also for its prophetic qualities The speech, widely known as I ve Been to the Mountaintop, was delivered by Dr King at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968 the day before his assassination The concluding passages of the speech included these wordsLike anybody, I would like to live a long life longevity has its place But I m not concerned about that now I just want to do God s will And He s allowed me to go up to the mountain And I ve looked over And I ve seen the Promised Land I may not get there with you but I want you to know that we as a people will get to the Promised Land Dr Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, has also worked as a Baptist minister he can consider Dr King s life and work from the perspective of fellow scholar and fellow church leader He suggests, among other things, that Dr King s vision for America and his tactics for making that vision into a reality were considerablymilitant than the safer, sanitized Dr King that one often sees in American popular culture particularly when Dr King s mantle is claimed by contemporary political conservatives who, Dr Dyson argues, would be bitterly opposed to Dr King s initiatives if Dr King were alive today In Dr Dyson s analysis, the Vietnam War is particularly important in propelling Dr King down amilitant path Dr King angered former allies like President Lyndon B Johnson and even if, In retrospect, King turns out to have been right he clarified his views of the war when it was riskiest to do so, long before anyone was sure what the outcome of the war would be p 50 Dr Dyson s book is comparably challenging when it analyzes Dr King s complex relationship with black nationalism, his increasingly sharp critiques of American capitalism, and his gradual movement toward democratic socialism though, understandably, Dr King was careful not to use those exact words in public.Some parts of the book worked better for me than others I was not persuaded, for example, by Dr Dyson s attempt to link Dr King s activism with the work of hip hop artists like Tupac Shakur, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Notorious B.I.G At the same time, it was powerful and moving to hear Dr Dyson confronting the allegations of womanizing and plagiarism against Dr King I was struck, for example, by Dr Dyson s suggestion that King s plagiarism may have had to do with his aversion, one shared by many black students of his generation, to write a dissertation on race The racial climate that made race a scholarly taboo and encouraged the embrace of already validated European subject matter might have been the predicate for his plagiarism p 150 While acknowledging Dr King s human imperfections, Dr Dyson quickly, and appropriately, makes two important points regarding those imperfections The first is that a human Dr King who managed to do so much good in such a short life, in spite of his imperfections, isreal, a better example, than a media manufactured saint The second is that many who have focused on Dr King s faults have done so not out of a disinterested desire to find truth, but rather from a malign wish to discredit the civil rights cause for which Dr King fought by attacking its best known messenger.Dr Dyson is comparably tough minded and perceptive when examining Dr King s view of gender relations relatively old fashioned, and not fully recognizing the vital role of women in the Civil Rights Movement , and when looking at the inconsistent record of Dr King s family as conservators of the MLK legacy.Overall, I May Not Get There With You is a thoughtful consideration of, as Dr Dyson puts it, how difficult it is to convert memory into fitting memorials for fallen heroes Each gesture of remembrance inevitably invites accusations of abusing the hero s image or misusing her identity in the effort to celebrate her greatness Further, one runs the risk in memorialization of turning a hero into a mere commodity, a commercial interest stripped of redeeming social and moral value p 250 In his book, Dr Dyson gives us a Dr King of true and human, not artificial greatness, and he relates Dr King well to the problems and struggles of the modern era

  9. J.t J.t says:

    In I May Not Get There With You The True Martin Luther King JR written by Micheal Eric Dyson he describes generations before the civil rights movement and generations after Dyson intention is to ask his readers what would the civil rights leader think if he was alive today There is a lot of facts in this book that cant be second guessed which makes this book interesting Dyson talks about the time he spent with King during his adult life and how king is a civil rights leader who did not mak In I May Not Get There With You The True Martin Luther King JR written by Micheal Eric Dyson he describes generations before the civil rights movement and generations after Dyson intention is to ask his readers what would the civil rights leader think if he was alive today There is a lot of facts in this book that cant be second guessed which makes this book interesting Dyson talks about the time he spent with King during his adult life and how king is a civil rights leader who did not make white people feel uncomfortable most called him a Safe Leader He also speaks on the differences of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Malcolm X was a great civil rights l leader but he believed taking the approach of By any means necessary while king was a non violence civil rights leader The violence and non violence approach definitely plays a big role in how today s society is.As you gointo the book there is evento be surprised by and could start an argument In chapter 9 Dyson compares King to rappers which is greatly bias King and rappers do have a few similarities ex they both speak for the community rather topics are positive or negative they stand up for there community, society, and African Americans, most come from poverty, and want to change the world the difference is King does not use profanity, he went to college, he is a pastor, and a civil rights leader King has a lot ofpositive qualities and facedhardships people can see where Dyson tried to relate them but there is definitely a huge difference.Over all the book is great and makes you understand who King isand has great facts to make you re think Dyson seems to have a small problem with repetitiveness and rants but that still doesn t hurt the book that bad African Americans should definitely take a look into this book especially the younger generations who did not have to live in a time where you had to be separated because of race j.T

  10. Travis Eman Travis Eman says:

    This is one of the greatest books that vie ever read I know it is not February yet but I still felt it was fine to refresh my knowledge on the king, as in Martin Luther King JR The author Michael Eric Dyson captured about every great thing the king did in life, which is almost everything he did, all in 311 pages This book is absolutely amazing and brilliant I feel that this book gets everything you need to know about the great Martin Luther King JR and if you want to get any information on h This is one of the greatest books that vie ever read I know it is not February yet but I still felt it was fine to refresh my knowledge on the king, as in Martin Luther King JR The author Michael Eric Dyson captured about every great thing the king did in life, which is almost everything he did, all in 311 pages This book is absolutely amazing and brilliant I feel that this book gets everything you need to know about the great Martin Luther King JR and if you want to get any information on him I suggest this book dearly It makes you really realize how much he did for people around the world and how much we really take things for granted He gave his life trying to free African Americans and he devoted his life to setting people free from racism and discrimination I feel that Michael Eric Dyson made this book perfect for its politics, and style It is an important and very fun to read When you read this and you put the book down, you feel sad, and you feel sad because we realize that we don t have the king with us any But the important thing to remember is that Martin Luther King JR was a person, not some cut out of a hero that you can admire from a far By reading about the whole KING by Michael Eric Dyson it makes you realize that you can t keep thinking oh I can t believe the king is gone but makes you start looking ahead and taking care of the problems there are today in life.This book is amazing and I definitely feel that anybody interested in reading a great book should choose this one, because it is a GREAT book to read and a great book to learn from

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