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

Author: Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First edition
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"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..."--
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Named Person: Robert F Kennedy; James Baldwin; Jerome Smith, (Freedom Rider); James Baldwin; Robert F Kennedy; James Baldwin; Robert F Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson
ISBN: 9781250199416 1250199417
OCLC Number: 1021070386
Notes: "June 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Other Titles: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and our unfinished conversation about race in America
Responsibility: Michael Eric Dyson.

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"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.--

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