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Burns, Rebecca, 1966-
Burial for a King : Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral and the week that transformed Atlanta and rocked the nation / Rebecca Burns
Alternate Title Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral and the week that transformed Atlanta and rocked the nation
1st Scribner hbk. ed
New York, N.Y. : Scribner, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E185.97.K5 B797 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Death and burial
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description v, 244 p. : ill., photos ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index
Contents Prologue : Tuesday, April 9, 1968, morning -- Thursday, April 4, 1968 -- Friday, April 5, 1968 -- Saturday, April 6, 1968 -- Palm Sunday, April 7, 1968 -- Monday, April 8, 1968 -- Tuesday, April 9, 1968 -- Wednesday, April 10, 1968 -- Epilogue : January 15, 1969
Subject In the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, riots broke out in 110 cities across the country. For five days, Atlanta braced for chaos while preparing to host King's funeral. An unlikely alliance of former student radicals, the middle-aged patrician mayor, the no-nonsense police chief, black ministers, white churchgoers, Atlanta's business leaders, King's grieving family members, and his stunned SCLC colleagues worked to keep Atlanta safe, honor a murdered hero, and host the tens of thousands who came to pay tribute. Compelling and original, this book captures a defining moment in America's history. It encapsulates King's legacy, America's shifting attitude toward race, and the emergence of Atlanta as a new kind of Southern city

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