Redemption : Martin Luther King Jr.'s last 31 hours
Redemption : Martin Luther King Jr.'s last 31 hours

Rosenbloom, Joseph, 1944- author.


Physical Description
x, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Atlanta departure -- Detour -- The strike -- Airport arrival -- The invitation -- The Mayor -- Lorraine check-in -- Damage control -- The injunction -- Invaders -- Nine-to-five security -- Reluctant speaker -- The stalker -- Summoning Dr. King -- From the mountaintop -- Long night -- Home pressures -- Invaders' exit -- Melancholy afternoon -- Ray's lucky breaks -- Dark night -- Redemption.

Personal Subject
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968-Assassination.

Subject Term
African Americans -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.


On April 3, 1968, arriving in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was being denounced as an agent of violence. He was facing dissent within the civil rights movement, among his own staff. A federal court injunction barred him from marching. Threats mounted; he feared an imminent, violent death. That night, King gathered the strength to speak at a rally on behalf of sanitation workers. Rosenbloom recounts the pressures that were bedeviling King, and shows how a series of extraordinary breaks enabled James Earl Ray to construct a sniper's nest and shoot King.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)Book921 KING11Nonfiction Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)Book921 KING12Nonfiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book921 KING13Nonfiction Collection