Dangerous Friendship

Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Kennedy Brothers

Author: Ben Kamin

Publisher: Michigan State University Press

ISBN: 9781611861310

Category: History

Page: 268

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The product of long-concealed FBI surveillance documents, Dangerous Friendship chronicles a history of Martin Luther King Jr. that the government kept secret from the public for years. The book reveals the story of Stanley Levison, a well-known figure in the Communist Party–USA, who became one of King’s closest friends and, effectively, his most trusted adviser. Levison, a Jewish attorney and businessman, became King’s pro bono ghostwriter, accountant, fundraiser, and legal adviser. This friendship, however, created many complications for both men. Because of Levison’s former ties to the Communist Party, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover launched an obsessive campaign, wiretapping, tracking, and photographing Levison relentlessly. By association, King was labeled as “a Communist and subversive,” prompting then–attorney general Robert F. Kennedy to authorize secret surveillance of the civil rights leader. It was this effort that revealed King’s sexual philandering and furthered a breakdown of trust between King, Robert F. Kennedy, and eventually President John F. Kennedy. With stunning revelations, this book exposes both the general attitude of the U.S. government toward the privacy rights of American citizens during those difficult years as well as the extent to which King, Levison, and many other freedom workers were hounded by people at the very top of the U.S. security establishment.

The Blessing of Sorrow

Turning Grief into Healing

Author: Ben Kamin

Publisher: Central Recovery Press

ISBN: 1942094663

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 6934


Tackling one of life’s greatest mysteries, Rabbi Ben Kamin examines the diverse ways we mourn the death of a loved one. Drawn from his forty-plus years’ of counseling the bereaved, Kamin uses parables and stories to provide thoughtful insights on how to encounter and endure grief. He further stresses the importance of not deferring the process of grieving at the risk of harming our physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Kennedy and King

The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights

Author: Steven Levingston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316267406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 7027


A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick "Kennedy and King is an unqualified masterpiece of historical narrative.... A landmark achievement."---Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of Rosa Parks 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.

Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era

Author: Richard Dean Burns,Joseph M. Siracusa, Deputy Dean of Global Studies, The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442237929

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

View: 2952


This second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Kennedy-Johnson Era covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about John F. Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy

A Reference Guide to His Life and Works

Author: Ian James Bickerton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538120569

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 336

View: 4776


John F. Kennedy: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works cover all aspects of his life and work. Kennedy shaped the domestic and international direction of the nation for decades to come. He is remembered for the hope and encouragement he instilled in the struggle for civil rights, his support for the freedom riders and for equality for women.

Transnational Cinematic and Popular Music Icons

Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah, 1917-2017

Author: Aaron Lefkovitz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498555764

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 2768


This book explores the films and popular music of Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, and Queen Latifah,connecting each performer to female black-transnational histories and nonwhite female performers’ representational struggles.