Kennedy and King

Kennedy and King

The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights

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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.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316267397
0316267392
9780316267403
Branch Call Number: 973.922 Le
Characteristics: xi, 511 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Jul 28, 2017

Outstanding history of the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement. JFK comes off as the calculating politician at first but events on the streets and his home life allow him to see the light. MLK's soul searching as to how to proceed gives him the strength and perseverance to carry on.

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StarGladiator
Jun 13, 2017

Sounds like a mighty interesting book, and I look forward to reading it. [It was JFK who first coined the phrase, // affirmative action \\ and dispatched US Marshals to protect James Meredith during the horrendously tumultuous time the University of Mississippi was being de-segregated or integrated, the FBI was supposed to also be on site, but they somehow managed to disappear].
Interesting to note that on the day President Kennedy was murdered, the following once worked at the same FBI/SIS unit during WWII: Cartha Deloach [FBI on 11/22/63, and Deloach's cousin was a doctor at Parkland who would later order the administering of electroshock treatments to George DeMohrenschildt shortly before his suicide], J. Walton Moore [CIA man stationed in Dallas on 11/22/63], William Harvey [CIA station chief in Italy, the site whose cables were intercepted by Pfc. Dinkin, detailing the upcoming assassination], J. Gordon Shanklin [FBI SAIC stationed in Dallas on 11/22/63], Guy Banister [CIA paymaster in New Orleans on 11/22/63].
Equally interesting is that a manager of that same FBI/SIS unit during WWII was Frank Holloman, who on 1968 in Memphis, TN, when Rev. King was murdered, was a retired FBI agent who was the Police and Fire Director in Memphis.

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