The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge - Part I - Chapter One: Blood of the Lamb - Chapter Four: Summary & Analysis

T. J. English
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Part I - Chapter One: Blood of the Lamb - Chapter Four: Summary and Analysis

Chapter One - Blood of The Lamb

The first time Martin Luther King visited New York City, he was attacked by a criminally insane woman from Georgia who claimed King's movement had diminished her Catholic faith. He was signing copies of his new book for the public, when the woman came forward from the crowd and stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. No one, not even the staunchest racist, could deny that this was an ironically poignant occurrence: Dr King, with his peaceful progress towards civil rights, assaulted in broad daylight in a city that should have welcomed his idealisms delightedly. The incident left a lasting impression, earning him added respect not only amongst his own...

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