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The Resource What truth sounds like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America, Michael Eric Dyson

What truth sounds like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America, Michael Eric Dyson

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What truth sounds like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America
Title
What truth sounds like
Title remainder
Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Eric Dyson
Title variation
Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1963 Attorney General Robert Kennedy sought out James Baldwin to explain the rage that threatened to engulf black America. Baldwin brought along some friends, including playwright Lorraine Hansberry, psychologist Kenneth Clark, and a valiant activist, Jerome Smith ..."--
  • Kennedy walked away from the nearly three-hour meeting angry--that the black folk assembled didn't understand politics, that they weren't as easy to talk to as Martin Luther King, that they were more interested in witness than policy. Every big argument about race that persists to this day got a hearing in that room. Dyson believes we need a return to that discussion, talking across the chasm of color, with hope as our guide.--
Summary
Examines the sources of America's torturous racial politics, tracing the 1963 meeting that included James Baldwin, Robert Kennedy, and a host of expert activists, who transformed racial and political understandings and set the stage for national disputes that are still raging today
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • From the publisher
  • Adapted from publisher info and text material
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10638353
Cataloging source
DLC
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Dyson, Michael Eric,
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.D996 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • Baldwin, James
  • Smith, Jerome
  • Baldwin, James
  • Kennedy, Robert F
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Cocktail parties
  • African American civil rights workers
  • Civil rights movements
  • Intercultural communication
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Cocktail parties
  • Friendship
  • Intercultural communication
  • Race relations
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • Cocktail parties
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America
Label
What truth sounds like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America, Michael Eric Dyson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"June 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The martyrs -- The meeting -- The politicians : whiteness and the state -- The artists : dangerous intersections -- The intellectuals : black on black minds -- The activists 1 : policy and witness -- The activists 2 : bad niggers -- After the meeting : resurrection for RFK -- Even if : Wakanda. Forever
Control code
21389790
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250199416
Lccn
2018017174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300988
System control number
(OCoLC)1021070386
Label
What truth sounds like : Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America, Michael Eric Dyson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"June 2018"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The martyrs -- The meeting -- The politicians : whiteness and the state -- The artists : dangerous intersections -- The intellectuals : black on black minds -- The activists 1 : policy and witness -- The activists 2 : bad niggers -- After the meeting : resurrection for RFK -- Even if : Wakanda. Forever
Control code
21389790
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250199416
Lccn
2018017174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028300988
System control number
(OCoLC)1021070386

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