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The Resource Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights, Steven Levingston

Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights, Steven Levingston

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Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights
Title
Kennedy and King
Title remainder
the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Steven Levingston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An account of the contentious relationship between the thirty-fifth president and Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement explores their influence on one another and the important decisions that were inspired by their rivalry
  • "The story of civil rights in the early 1960s is a tale of courageous sit-ins and marches, police brutality, violence, and murder. It is also a tale of two men: John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., a pair of gifted, charismatic, and ambitious leaders from strikingly different worlds. When they first met in 1960, as Kennedy lobbied King to back his bid for the presidency, the wealthy Irish Catholic and the Southern Baptist preacher had little natural rapport. Kennedy was cool and witty, King taut and high-minded. Kennedy was slow to embrace a full-throated position on equality for black Americans, fearing the wrath of southern Democrats. Over the next three years--as America was transfixed by a series of dramatic demonstrations across the South--it was King, more than any other figure, who led Kennedy to finally make a moral commitment to civil rights; and it was Kennedy's hesitation that prompted King to achieve his greatest potential as an activist. This unique and transformative relationship has never been explored in such gripping fashion. From Harry Belafonte's Manhattan apartment to the Birmingham city jail to Joseph Kennedy's Palm Beach estate, [this book] delivers a narrative both public and intimate: the risky strategies, secret meetings, outrageous personalities, and private struggles that absorbed the lives of these two men--and forever bound them together."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levingston, Steven
Dewey number
973.922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E842.1
LC item number
.L44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • King, Martin Luther
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • King, Martin Luther
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Politics and government
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights, Steven Levingston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"To teach a president" -- Two men, two worlds -- A call to Coretta -- "Tomorrow may be too late" -- "Pawns in a white man's political game" -- "It often helps me to be pushed" -- Epilogue
Control code
958797649
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 511 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780316267397
Lccn
2017302125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958797649
Label
Kennedy and King : the president, the pastor, and the battle over civil rights, Steven Levingston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"To teach a president" -- Two men, two worlds -- A call to Coretta -- "Tomorrow may be too late" -- "Pawns in a white man's political game" -- "It often helps me to be pushed" -- Epilogue
Control code
958797649
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 511 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780316267397
Lccn
2017302125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958797649

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