When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in 1958, King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved by Harlem Hospital's most acclaimed African-American surgeon, using a little known and difficult procedure.
Pearson recreates America at the dawn of the civil rights movement, and in so doing probes and examines the living body politic of the nation, black and white, and shows us how change really occurs: painfully, not in one grand gesture, but in a thousand small and contradictory ways.
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The main topic of this wonderful book is the near fatal stabbing of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Izola Curry, a mentally unstable African-American woman, during Dr. King's visit to Harlem to promote his ... Read full review
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On Saturday, September 20, 1958, at a book promotion and rally in New York City's Harlem, a ranting and apparently disoriented 42-year-old black woman named Izola Curry plunged the six- to eight-inch ... Read full review
where do we go from here?
a tight race
putting the right spin on a huge embarrassment
taking the kidglove approach
why isnt king signing books at my bookstore?
not quite in touch with reality
stride toward critical acclaim
waiting for little napoleon
why did they take king to harlem hospital?