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eBook When Harlem Nearly Killed King epub
  • ISBN: 158322274X
  • Author: Hugh Pearson
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press (January 9, 2002)
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • ePUB size: 1242 kb
  • FB2 size 1875 kb
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When Harlem nearly killed King : the 1958 stabbing of Martin Luther King, J. Hugh Pearson. p. cm. eISBN: 978-1-60980-321-6.

When Harlem nearly killed King : the 1958 stabbing of Martin Luther King, J.

As the story of When Harlem Nearly Killed King unfolds, it offers up. .

As the story of When Harlem Nearly Killed King unfolds, it offers up surprising truths: how Harlem ’s leading black bookseller was snubbed by King and his entourage in favor of a Jewish-owned department store; and how the acclaimed surgeon seems not to have been the doctor responsible for the surgery. during Dr. King's visit to Harlem to promote his book Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story in September 1958.

Hugh Pearson e of his own people had apparently done in King. J. B. White, a Bainbridge, Georgia, coal dealer, immediately began taking up a collection among friends to send to Curry as a legal defense fund. After Curry was handed over to police, she was taken to Harlem Hospital, where the prostrate King identified her as his assailant.

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.

Includes bibliographical references. Where do we go from here? -. - A tight race - Putting the right spin on a huge embarrassment - Taking the kid glove approach - Why isn't King signing books at my bookstore? -. - Not quite in touch with reality - Stride toward critical acclaim - Crisis - Why did they take King to Harlem Hospital? -. - Waiting for Little Napoleon - Roots - Saving King - Convalescence - Subsequent fates

As the story of When Harlem Nearly Killed King unfolds, it offers up surprising truths: how Harlem’s leading black bookseller was snubbed by King and his entourage in favor of a Jewish-owned department store; and how the acclaimed surgeon seems not to have been the doctor.

As the story of When Harlem Nearly Killed King unfolds, it offers up surprising truths: how Harlem’s leading black bookseller was snubbed by King and his entourage in favor of a Jewish-owned department store; and how the acclaimed surgeon seems not to have been the doctor responsible for the surgery. As truths and apocrypha clash in these pages, what emerges is a powerful picture of change in race perspectives in America, and how such change really occurs - reminding us today that race in America is still unfinished business. About When Harlem Nearly Killed King.

Pearson, Hugh (4 January 2011). When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr". Seven Stories Press – via Google Books. "John Cordice, surgeon who once saved MLK's life, dies in NYC". com, The Washington Times. Surgeon who helped save Martin Luther King Jr. from stabbing dies at 95". This African American–related article is a stub.

Martin Luther King Jr. nearly died after he was stabbed by Izola Curry in a Harlem department store. Author Hugh Pearson talks to NPR's Tony Cox about the incident - the subject of his new book, When Harlem Nearly Killed King. When Harlem Nearly Killed King'

Martin Luther King Jr. When Harlem Nearly Killed King'.

A tight race Putting the right spin on a huge embarrassment Taking the kid-glove approach Why isn't King signing books at my bookstore?

Library of Congress Control Number: 2001007352. A tight race Putting the right spin on a huge embarrassment Taking the kid-glove approach Why isn't King signing books at my bookstore? Not quite in touch with reality Stride toward critical acclaim Crisis Why did they take King to Harlem Hospital? Waiting for Little Napoleon Roots Saving King Convalescence Subsequent fates. Personal Name: King, Martin Luther,, J. 1929-1968 Assassination attempt, 1958. Corporate Name: Harlem Hospital Center History.

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.As the story of When Harlem Nearly Killed King unfolds, it offers up surprising truths: how Harlem’s leading black bookseller was snubbed by King and his entourage in favor of a Jewish-owned department store; and how the acclaimed surgeon seems not to have been the doctor responsible for the surgery. As truths and apocrypha clash in these pages, what emerges is a powerful picture of change in race perspectives in America, and how such change really occurs — reminding us today that race in America is still unfinished business.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Comments: (7)
Thohelm
Hugh Pearson tells a fine story of what happened on that day when Mrs. Izola Ware Curry stabbed Dr. King. But instead of telling much about Mrs. Curry, he tells of the politics involved in getting Dr. King to the book signing, those in the Black community who were offended that the book signing did not take place at a Black book establishment, and how the doctor's played "who should do the operation" games with Dr. King's life. I thought it was interesting that he "hinted" at this attack being an assassination attempt on Dr. King's life, but does not research this theory very much in his book. There is very little footnotes involved, so it hard to check his sources within the content of his argument. I wondered what has happened to Mrs. Curry since she was committed to Matteawan State Hospital in upstate New York, after a hasty trial on October 20, 1958? Historically, the information concerning her has been silent, which seems unlikely, more in line with "who cares? maybe? I recommend this book for those who want at least a brief historical outline of that day and those times, before Dr. King became more involved with Civil Rights, as this incident takes places on the heels of Rosa Park's Montgomery Bus Boycott and how feelings about Dr. King was being made known, public. It gives one a glance into what would be ahead for him in terms of how society would react to his non-violent tactics.
Mitars Riders
I chose this book because of its interesting and long overlooked, school-avoided topic. I was delighted by the wonderful writing skills of Mr. Pearson who thoroughly researched the topic and all the people involved. Should be required reading in middle schools and high schools. Being a psychiatrist I was a little disappointed that the book didn't flesh out the assailant's side of the story and what became of her when all was said and done with the political figures involved.
Paxondano
This incident is little-known among the general public -- perhaps because the would-be assassin was a mentally unstable black woman? Unfortunately, Pearson's writing style is choppy and meandering; the book needed more editing before publication. I also wish he had given more background on Izola Curry, the woman wielding the penknife. What became of her after her confinement to a state psychiatric facility? A historical writer should try to answer the questions readers are likely to ask as best as possible.
Faugami
Everyone needs to read this book.
Maridor
The stabbing of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1958 appears to be a small footnote in Civil Rights history. When closely examined the incident opens a can of worms that had many serious implications for all those involved. What was important about this failed attempt on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life? Hugh Pearson takes us back on that ill fated journey in Harlem where he unravels the intrigue surrounding King's assault.
By 1958 King was becoming the heir apparant of Civil Rights eclipsing old timers such as Walter White, A. Philip Randolph and other notables of the movement. His youth, popularity, eloquence and successful leadership in the Montgomery Bus Boycott had the world's eye on him. Two prominent white politicians who needed black votes for governor also had their eye on him as a support for their campaigns. New York's Black leadership also was scruitinizing King who appeared to be a potential threat to their power.
Politics, jealousy and the medical ineptness of a senior doctor almost got King killed. The action of one deranged woman culminated in a chain reaction whose outcome was unknown. King was stabbed and all of the world was looking at New York, the politicians and the medical establishment as they reacted to the incident.
Pearson probes through the intimate details of all the key players. He shows us the petty politics of the black leadership and unravels the lies of a doctor who claimed he "saved" King. We look at a venue of actors on stage trying to become the star and we wonder how in the world King survived? This incident was not a mere footnote in history but shows how the political and social mechanism of the time made people react to an incident that may have caused further problems and set backs to the movement. Join with the author as he probes the darkside of this incident and provides us with the fresh light of truth.
Onath
This book captured my eye because of all that has been written about and is known about the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this Harlem stabbing in 1958 had seemed to slid under the microscope it seems.
However, the real key to the book was the author's ability to use the events leading up to the 1958 book signing as well as all of the individuals involved from NAACP party leadership to the surgical team to very insightfully explain what was happening in the civil rights movement at the time and the attitudes and ideals of those in the midst of it.
It is one that I thoroughly enjoyed and would probably sit down and read again at another time.
Alister
I'd never heard the story of how MLK nearly lost his life in 1958. The attacker was a black woman with mental problems. The author does a fine job of telling the story and giving an overview as to what was going on in the country and New York at the time of the attack.
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