When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Hugh Pearson, Huge Pearson


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ISBN-13: 9781583226148
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Descended from generations of African-American surgeons—including his great-uncle, who was the first Negro surgeon in south Georgia and who built the largest private hospital for blacks in the state—HUGH PEARSON’s distinctive voice weaves autobiography and investigative journalism to offer a unique window of understanding into the nature of the American experience. He was the author of Under the Knife: How a Wealthy Negro Surgeon Wielded Power in the Jim Crow South (2000), which The New York Times called "a moving passionate story," of "a poignancy transcending issues of race." His previous book was The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America, a New York Times Notable Book of 1994. Pearson was also a former columnist for the Village Voice. He died in 2005.

Table of Contents

Preface: Mendacity springs eternaliv
1Where do we go from here?1
2A tight race15
3Putting the right spin on a huge embarrassment25
4Taking the kid glove approach31
5Why isn't king signing books at my bookstore?39
6Not quite in touch with reality47
7Stride toward critical acclaim51
9Why did they take king to harlem hospital?69
10Waiting for little napoleon75
12Saving king105
14Subsequent fates119

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