“If we hear again his voice, we just might successfully conquer the death and grief in our own souls and in our nation.”Michael Eric Dyson, April 4th, 1968
Title: April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death and How It Changed America
Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Genres: Non-fiction, History
Length: 6 hrs, 25 mins (Audiobook)
Published: March 31st, 2008
My Rating: ★★
I was disappointed that this wasn’t more focused on Martin Luther King Jr. I expected there to be talk about the repercussions of his assassination and the Civil Rights movement as a whole but was surprised the parts about MLK just skimmed the surface. I learned a couple of new things about him though not to any great extent. Given the length of the book, I didn’t anticipate this to be a deep account of anything, but there was a lot of content supplied and the brevity made so many things get lost in the jumble. At the same time, there were many repetitive passages. I tried to take it for what it was, but the speculation of the epilogue lost me. I don’t like that kind of narrative in history books. I prefer the facts.
Definitely a letdown for me, but I got enough out of it that it was worth finishing it.