Kennedy and King
Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the twentieth century's greatest leaders, their powerful impact on each other and on the shape of the civil rights battle between 1960 and 1963. These two men from starkly different worlds profoundly influenced each other's personal development. Kennedy's hesitation on civil rights spurred King to greater acts of courage, and King inspired Kennedy to finally make a moral commitment to equality. As America still grapples with the legacy of slavery and the persistence of discrimination, Kennedy and King is a vital, vivid contribution to the literature of the Civil Rights Movement.

Kennedy and King Details

TitleKennedy and King
Author
Formatebook
ReleaseMay 16th, 2017
PublisherHachette Books
ISBN0316267376
ISBN-139780316267373
Number of pages352 pages
Rating
GenreHistory, Politics, Nonfiction, Biography, North American Hi..., American History

Kennedy and King Review

  • Hill Krishnan
    June 8, 2017
    It's a masterpiece indeed!
  • Steve
    July 10, 2017
    An excellent book on the different backgrounds of President John F. Kennedy, son of a privileged Boston patriarch who later became the 35th president of the United States. And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the son of an Atlanta Baptist pastor Martin Luther King Sr. Despite the different backgrounds, These two led the cause of the Civil Rights in the early 1960's. There was opposition and in a time where blacks were segregated in the southern United States where they had to use separate water fount An excellent book on the different backgrounds of President John F. Kennedy, son of a privileged Boston patriarch who later became the 35th president of the United States. And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the son of an Atlanta Baptist pastor Martin Luther King Sr. Despite the different backgrounds, These two led the cause of the Civil Rights in the early 1960's. There was opposition and in a time where blacks were segregated in the southern United States where they had to use separate water fountains, and sat in the back of public buses nor attend white schools. Through the struggles and sacrifices even with their own lives, They made a tremendous impact during the Civil Rights era.
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  • Wren
    July 9, 2017
    I was 10 years old during much of this book's story. And I remember very little of the details first hand. As hard as it was to stop reading, for any reason, it was still difficult to accept that this was part of America's past. I sure hope we Americans will maintain an awareness of our history -- the good and the bad. It can be so simple to repeat those same mistakes -- in the same old way or in another.
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  • Ray Myers
    July 6, 2017
    Wonderful read.
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