April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It



10 thoughts on “April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America

  1. Yesenia Juarez Yesenia Juarez says:

    I love Michael Eric Dyson very much his voice is so powerful and I’m so glad I started black history month with this audiobook


  2. Tyler Tyler says:

    Racism Whenever some intellectually gullible juvenile either sees or hears that word they assume it’s just about basic hatred among different color lines What’s really striking is that racism is so much than just a name you give someone or a stereotype you assume upon physical contact; racism is what we’ve inevitably lived upon In Michael Eric Dyson’s novel “April 4 1968;” many undocumented confrontations and truths from the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr are revealed Written in the form of a life analysis of Dr King from early life to death; Michael Eric Dyson unchains the ideas of Dr King and connects them to realities that we have now experienced There are vice gripping parts in the novel that make you ask how did Dr King do it like when “The sleeping pills he got from a physician friend stopped working King’s reliance on elbow bending to combat insomnia and exhaustion dramatically increased His vacations rarely allowed him to escape his troubles and pressures And the somber tones of his voice evoked the nightmares that stalked him when he wakened from unsatisfying sleep Martin Luther King was a marked man” And parts that make you sick beyond the extent of stomach pumping; “As Jackson spoke to a television reporter Hosea Williams listened in and didn’t like what he heard “I heard Jesse say ‘Yes I was the last man in the world King spoke to’ That account has fueled the mythological passing of the leadership mantle from King to Jackson a neatly staged succession story designed to legitimate Jackson’s standing as what Playboy magazine a little than a year later called the “fiery heir apparent to Martin Luther King” But in all Michael Eric Dyson writes from not just the words of Dr King but from the boundary lines Michael himself was able to cross because of Dr King’s effortsI would rate this book as not a number like ‘5 out of 5’ but as a must read book for those interested in learning about what Martin Luther King Jr not just had to surmount to but what he alone had to disregard in his years leading up to his untimely passing For me the book was a good and surprisingly simple read at just over 240 pages Think about this wouldn’t you read a book containing a man that said “My cause is so right so moral that if I should lose my life in some way it would aid the cause?”


  3. Christopher Christopher says:

    This was a fine book up until the end It's a light look into the effects of King's life and death on the Civil Rights Movement I learned some things especially about King's connections to Jesse Jackson and his influence on Al Sharpton It also gives a brief summary of the differences in philosophy between King and other prominent black figures contemporary with King and later But then Dyson ends it all with an imaginary interview with King a what would King say about his death and about the current times if we could talk to him now? It's inspired by when Bill Clinton imagined what kind of report card King would give the America of the nineties so I understand what Dyson is doing but it's bizarre awkward and plain distasteful King is interviewed about how he feels about dying whether or not he likes rap music he likes the rapid fire and witty delivery but he doesn't approve of the violent and misogynistic lyrics how he now fights for marriage euality and his feelings about Oprah he is her biggest fan Dyson's half hearted imitation of King's cadence in the audio version just makes it worse To be honest this phony interview ruined the entire book for me If the rest of it was exceptional in any way I might be able to look the other way but it's not so I can't


  4. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    When I read an incredibly well written book I am in awe of the ability to make sharp creative images with words Michael Dyson is such an author I took time to read this fascinating book not only because I am very interested in the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr's major contribution but also because it was a very complex subject rendered understandable with the beautiful natural flow of wordsI've read many books which state that the murder of fourteen year old Emmet Till was the spark that lit the match to propel black Americans to take a stand Martin Luther King Jr lead the people and the nation for justice for euity and for justifiably deserved eual treatment and retribution when a black person is murdered demanding the same rights as others Dyson's words and excellent framing of the horror of this murder at the hands of southern white red necks was so well written that I went back and read this section again and again It hit me hard very hard thinking of how this innocent intelligent confident young boy was savagely beaten to death leaving him as Dyson so elouently said with two empty eye sockets and a Munch like scream on his dead faceThere are so many subjects covered in this book and it is hard to cover all of them but a few stand out mainly that Martin Luther King Jr knew he would be assignated for the cause His poetic last speech the rainy evening in Memphis April 3rd 1968 confirmed his intuitive feelings that he had gone to the mountaintop and he knew he may not get there with others and that like anybody I would like to live but he was not afraid and knew that longeeeevity had its placeFast on his heels J Edgar Hoover was uite slimy Particularly when trying to paint MLK as a communist sexual deviate In fact Hoover used communistic big brother is watching means of taping and harassing King And by the morals and ethics of society at that time in history J Edgar did not live up to his own rigid standards By the end of his life King looked back and was depressed and very very tired Others were splintering off into anything but non violence Stokley Carmichael and Malcolm X both grew tired of non violent means that did not bring about a uick resultExactly one year prior King spoke at the historic Riverside Church in NYC He spoke of the need to stop intervention in Viet Nam He brazenly challenged the audience to look closely at the connections between poverty and war Some believe this was the final blaze of glory but he took a very hard hit for his comments and beliefs Some in the civil rights movement avidly felt that King was loosing his ability to focus and was branching off in too many areas Before his death he was planning a march on Washington to rally the poor and shine a bright light on the injustice of poverty Unlike the prior very successful march on Washington where he is best known for his I Have a Dream speech the rally for poverty was splintered unorganized and did not have the backing that the first march did This march died with himIf you are at all interested in MLK and the civil rights movement I highly recommend this book


  5. Cynda Cynda says:

    This is the book that names the social problems that plague our black citizensChronic UnemploymentRacial ProfilingEducational IneuityRadical PovertyGross Over imprisonmentEnduring Reluctance to HireReluctance to Keep on the JobI have read several books trying to get to this information Such an obvious list once Michael Eric Dyson gives me a list Sigh Dyson combines civil rights movement civil rights leaders the struggle to find strong leadership after MLK cultural contributions of black folk rise of black politicians and often a rhetorical understanding of leaders he discusses From Dyson's short discussion of culturally important black people I now have some new possible subjects and people to read about next Black History MonthCivil Rights LeadersWritersMusiciansActorsArtistsMoreDyson did little than list these cultural greats yet I want to know That good of a writerThat good of a bookA good writer writing well Cheesy smile


  6. Robert Robert says:

    Interesting perspective about how the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr shaped American and gave rise to the black leaders that are influential in society in present times


  7. Eric Eric says:

    From the review I posted at comDyson gives us a good work here although not his best He should have subtitled the work King's Death as a Theology For he attempts to use King's allusions to death predictions of his own death rhetoric of death and the death of King itself as paradigms for understanding the post Civil Rights era race pathos in America Through racial injustice we are killing American society in general and African Americans in particular both literally and metaphorically ie killing opportunities for social euality Throughout the book Dyson compares King's death to the death of Biblical characters He overstretches his paradigms in order to act as a social conscience for America's failure at the problem of race The paradigms become excuses for Dyson to make personal social commentary There is too much Dyson commentary and not enough analysis and synthesis of King's death and its significance Most interesting to the book however is Dyson's 21st Century dialog with King a what would King say if alive today This section may be the strength of the book as Dyson draws from King's non violent prophetic justice philosophy to make criticism of contemporary social ills I am not sure everyone will agree with Dyson's conclusions about King's views about civil rights with respect to homosexuals A better theology on this subject can be found in Where Are All The Brothers? Redmond However I would recommend the book as part of a dialog about how far we have come on race in the last 40 years Dyson shows that we have not come very far I would read this book in hand with DuBois's The Souls of Black Folk West's Race Matters and Democracy Matters


  8. Aine Aine says:

    There were multiple times during the reading of this book that I had to shout YEAH Also Michael Eric Dyson is so well spoken it's somewhat intimidating


  9. Brian Eshleman Brian Eshleman says:

    Able to get a closer look at King the man as opposed to the untouchable icon Dyson's claim that whites want King clawless and blacks want him flawless says much Dyson fleshes out a man who struggled with depression and publicly admitted it drank over ate and cheated on his wife Neither is the slain leader at the center of the book solely a source of reassurance to white who trumpet less racism in individual interactions By the time he died Dr King forcefully opposed the US government as the ultimate purveyor of violence on an international stage and insisted on forced income redistribution rather than blame or charity Also featured is King as movement leader at times imperious and at times at risk of being made less relevant by younger leaders


  10. Jeff Jeff says:

    This is like taking a graduate course from Dyson on the implications of King's death This is definitely an analysis and the reader should realize that the writing seems to reflect Dyson's opinion rather than strictly historical fact The rise of Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton and Barack Obama at the end of the book make for particularly interesting reading Overall this is a very informative book


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10 thoughts on “April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death and How It Changed America

  1. Yesenia Juarez Yesenia Juarez says:

    I love Michael Eric Dyson very much his voice is so powerful and I’m so glad I started black history month with this audiobook

  2. Tyler Tyler says:

    Racism Whenever some intellectually gullible juvenile either sees or hears that word they assume it’s just about basic hatred among different color lines What’s really striking is that racism is so much than just a name you give someone or a stereotype you assume upon physical contact; racism is what we’ve inevitably lived upon In Michael Eric Dyson’s novel “April 4 1968;” many undocumented confrontations and truths from the late Dr Martin Luther King Jr are revealed Written in the form of a life analysis of Dr King from early life to death; Michael Eric Dyson unchains the ideas of Dr King and connects them to realities that we have now experienced There are vice gripping parts in the novel that make you ask how did Dr King do it like when “The sleeping pills he got from a physician friend stopped working King’s reliance on elbow bending to combat insomnia and exhaustion dramatically increased His vacations rarely allowed him to escape his troubles and pressures And the somber tones of his voice evoked the nightmares that stalked him when he wakened from unsatisfying sleep Martin Luther King was a marked man” And parts that make you sick beyond the extent of stomach pumping; “As Jackson spoke to a television reporter Hosea Williams listened in and didn’t like what he heard “I heard Jesse say ‘Yes I was the last man in the world King spoke to’ That account has fueled the mythological passing of the leadership mantle from King to Jackson a neatly staged succession story designed to legitimate Jackson’s standing as what Playboy magazine a little than a year later called the “fiery heir apparent to Martin Luther King” But in all Michael Eric Dyson writes from not just the words of Dr King but from the boundary lines Michael himself was able to cross because of Dr King’s effortsI would rate this book as not a number like ‘5 out of 5’ but as a must read book for those interested in learning about what Martin Luther King Jr not just had to surmount to but what he alone had to disregard in his years leading up to his untimely passing For me the book was a good and surprisingly simple read at just over 240 pages Think about this wouldn’t you read a book containing a man that said “My cause is so right so moral that if I should lose my life in some way it would aid the cause?”

  3. Christopher Christopher says:

    This was a fine book up until the end It's a light look into the effects of King's life and death on the Civil Rights Movement I learned some things especially about King's connections to Jesse Jackson and his influence on Al Sharpton It also gives a brief summary of the differences in philosophy between King and other prominent black figures contemporary with King and later But then Dyson ends it all with an imaginary interview with King a what would King say about his death and about the current times if we could talk to him now? It's inspired by when Bill Clinton imagined what kind of report card King would give the America of the nineties so I understand what Dyson is doing but it's bizarre awkward and plain distasteful King is interviewed about how he feels about dying whether or not he likes rap music he likes the rapid fire and witty delivery but he doesn't approve of the violent and misogynistic lyrics how he now fights for marriage euality and his feelings about Oprah he is her biggest fan Dyson's half hearted imitation of King's cadence in the audio version just makes it worse To be honest this phony interview ruined the entire book for me If the rest of it was exceptional in any way I might be able to look the other way but it's not so I can't

  4. Linda Lipko Linda Lipko says:

    When I read an incredibly well written book I am in awe of the ability to make sharp creative images with words Michael Dyson is such an author I took time to read this fascinating book not only because I am very interested in the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr's major contribution but also because it was a very complex subject rendered understandable with the beautiful natural flow of wordsI've read many books which state that the murder of fourteen year old Emmet Till was the spark that lit the match to propel black Americans to take a stand Martin Luther King Jr lead the people and the nation for justice for euity and for justifiably deserved eual treatment and retribution when a black person is murdered demanding the same rights as others Dyson's words and excellent framing of the horror of this murder at the hands of southern white red necks was so well written that I went back and read this section again and again It hit me hard very hard thinking of how this innocent intelligent confident young boy was savagely beaten to death leaving him as Dyson so elouently said with two empty eye sockets and a Munch like scream on his dead faceThere are so many subjects covered in this book and it is hard to cover all of them but a few stand out mainly that Martin Luther King Jr knew he would be assignated for the cause His poetic last speech the rainy evening in Memphis April 3rd 1968 confirmed his intuitive feelings that he had gone to the mountaintop and he knew he may not get there with others and that like anybody I would like to live but he was not afraid and knew that longeeeevity had its placeFast on his heels J Edgar Hoover was uite slimy Particularly when trying to paint MLK as a communist sexual deviate In fact Hoover used communistic big brother is watching means of taping and harassing King And by the morals and ethics of society at that time in history J Edgar did not live up to his own rigid standards By the end of his life King looked back and was depressed and very very tired Others were splintering off into anything but non violence Stokley Carmichael and Malcolm X both grew tired of non violent means that did not bring about a uick resultExactly one year prior King spoke at the historic Riverside Church in NYC He spoke of the need to stop intervention in Viet Nam He brazenly challenged the audience to look closely at the connections between poverty and war Some believe this was the final blaze of glory but he took a very hard hit for his comments and beliefs Some in the civil rights movement avidly felt that King was loosing his ability to focus and was branching off in too many areas Before his death he was planning a march on Washington to rally the poor and shine a bright light on the injustice of poverty Unlike the prior very successful march on Washington where he is best known for his I Have a Dream speech the rally for poverty was splintered unorganized and did not have the backing that the first march did This march died with himIf you are at all interested in MLK and the civil rights movement I highly recommend this book

  5. Cynda Cynda says:

    This is the book that names the social problems that plague our black citizensChronic UnemploymentRacial ProfilingEducational IneuityRadical PovertyGross Over imprisonmentEnduring Reluctance to HireReluctance to Keep on the JobI have read several books trying to get to this information Such an obvious list once Michael Eric Dyson gives me a list Sigh Dyson combines civil rights movement civil rights leaders the struggle to find strong leadership after MLK cultural contributions of black folk rise of black politicians and often a rhetorical understanding of leaders he discusses From Dyson's short discussion of culturally important black people I now have some new possible subjects and people to read about next Black History MonthCivil Rights LeadersWritersMusiciansActorsArtistsMoreDyson did little than list these cultural greats yet I want to know That good of a writerThat good of a bookA good writer writing well Cheesy smile

  6. Robert Robert says:

    Interesting perspective about how the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr shaped American and gave rise to the black leaders that are influential in society in present times

  7. Eric Eric says:

    From the review I posted at comDyson gives us a good work here although not his best He should have subtitled the work King's Death as a Theology For he attempts to use King's allusions to death predictions of his own death rhetoric of death and the death of King itself as paradigms for understanding the post Civil Rights era race pathos in America Through racial injustice we are killing American society in general and African Americans in particular both literally and metaphorically ie killing opportunities for social euality Throughout the book Dyson compares King's death to the death of Biblical characters He overstretches his paradigms in order to act as a social conscience for America's failure at the problem of race The paradigms become excuses for Dyson to make personal social commentary There is too much Dyson commentary and not enough analysis and synthesis of King's death and its significance Most interesting to the book however is Dyson's 21st Century dialog with King a what would King say if alive today This section may be the strength of the book as Dyson draws from King's non violent prophetic justice philosophy to make criticism of contemporary social ills I am not sure everyone will agree with Dyson's conclusions about King's views about civil rights with respect to homosexuals A better theology on this subject can be found in Where Are All The Brothers? Redmond However I would recommend the book as part of a dialog about how far we have come on race in the last 40 years Dyson shows that we have not come very far I would read this book in hand with DuBois's The Souls of Black Folk West's Race Matters and Democracy Matters

  8. Aine Aine says:

    There were multiple times during the reading of this book that I had to shout YEAH Also Michael Eric Dyson is so well spoken it's somewhat intimidating

  9. Brian Eshleman Brian Eshleman says:

    Able to get a closer look at King the man as opposed to the untouchable icon Dyson's claim that whites want King clawless and blacks want him flawless says much Dyson fleshes out a man who struggled with depression and publicly admitted it drank over ate and cheated on his wife Neither is the slain leader at the center of the book solely a source of reassurance to white who trumpet less racism in individual interactions By the time he died Dr King forcefully opposed the US government as the ultimate purveyor of violence on an international stage and insisted on forced income redistribution rather than blame or charity Also featured is King as movement leader at times imperious and at times at risk of being made less relevant by younger leaders

  10. Jeff Jeff says:

    This is like taking a graduate course from Dyson on the implications of King's death This is definitely an analysis and the reader should realize that the writing seems to reflect Dyson's opinion rather than strictly historical fact The rise of Jesse Jackson Al Sharpton and Barack Obama at the end of the book make for particularly interesting reading Overall this is a very informative book

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