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

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  • ISBN: 9781250199416
  • ISBN: 1250199417
  • Physical Description: 294 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]

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General Note:
"June 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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 ..."-- From the publisher.
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.-- Adapted from publisher info and text material.
Subject: Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 > Friends and associates.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 > Influence.
Smith, Jerome (Freedom Rider), 1949- > Influence.
United States > Race relations.
African Americans > Intellectual life.
Cocktail parties > New York (State) > New York.
African American civil rights workers > History > 20th century.
Civil rights movements > United States.
Intercultural communication > United States > Case studies.
Civil rights movements > United States.
African Americans > Intellectual life.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY > African American.
POLITICAL SCIENCE > Public Policy > Social Policy.
Cocktail parties > New York (State) > New York City.
Genre: Case studies.

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