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message 1: by Susan, Co-Moderator (new)

Susan | 8 comments Mod
Have you read this Michael Eric Dyson title?
What do you know about the modern American Civil Rights Movement?

Do you feel systemic racism still permeates American society, despite King's legacy?

What do you know about the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Do you view him differently after reading Dr. Dyson's book?

Which stage of King's life are you most familiar with:Young activist minister? Determined Southern Civil Rights Leader? Northern activist? Vietnam War activist?
Did this book increase your understanding of Dr. King? How?

How is this book different from, the same as other biographies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Do you feel this book honors Dr. King's legacy?


message 2: by Susan, Co-Moderator (new)

Susan | 8 comments Mod
Here are some terrific reviews of "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr." by Michael Eric Dyson. These reviewers get at the essence of what Dyson was attempting to do with his masterful essays on King and the Civil Rights era.
http://www.yale.edu/yrb/summer00/revi...
and
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi...


message 3: by Susan, Co-Moderator (last edited Jul 15, 2010 06:56PM) (new)

Susan | 8 comments Mod
Watch this compelling video of Dyson discussing Martin Luther King, Jr.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SaEvY...


message 4: by Susan, Co-Moderator (new)

Susan | 8 comments Mod
Two more sources for Martin Luther King, Jr., speeches. These resources are accessible from the Evanston Public Library website-Black History Resources.

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/

http://americanradioworks.publicradio...


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