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The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Author: Jonathan Rieder
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""You don't know me," Martin Luther King, Jr., once declared to those who criticized his denunciation of the Vietnam War, who wanted to confine him to the ghetto of "black" issues. Now, forty years after being felled by an assassin's bullet, it is still difficult to take the measure of the man: apostle of peace or angry prophet; sublime exponent of a beloved community or fiery Moses leading his people up from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rieder, Jonathan.
Word of the Lord is upon me.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007047272
(OCoLC)179801111
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rieder
ISBN: 9780674042735 0674042735
OCLC Number: 432689758
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 394 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Artistry of argument --
pt. I Inside the circle of the tribe. The geometry of belonging ; Brotherhood and "brother"hood ; Backstage and blackstage ; Race men and real men ; The prophetic backstage --
pt. II Son of a (black) preacher man. Flight from the folk? ; Homilies of black liberation ; Raw and refined --
pt. III King in the mass meeting. Beloved black community ; The physics of deliverance ; The rationality of defieance ; The courage to be ; Free riders and freedom riders --
pt. IV Crossing over into beloved community. Artifice and authenticity ; Practicing what you preach ; Validating the movement ; The allure of rudeness ; Black interludes in the crossover moment.
Responsibility: Jonathan Rieder.

Abstract:

""You don't know me," Martin Luther King, Jr., once declared to those who criticized his denunciation of the Vietnam War, who wanted to confine him to the ghetto of "black" issues. Now, forty years after being felled by an assassin's bullet, it is still difficult to take the measure of the man: apostle of peace or angry prophet; sublime exponent of a beloved community or fiery Moses leading his people up from bondage; black preacher or translator of blackness to the white world? This book explores the extraordinary performances through which King played with all of these possibilities, and others too, blending and gliding in and out of idioms and identities. Taking us deep into King's backstage discussions with colleagues, his preaching to black congregations, his exhortations in mass meetings, and his crossover addresses to whites, Jonathan Rieder tells a powerful story about the tangle of race, talk, and identity in the life of one of America's greatest moral and political leaders."--Jacket.
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