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The Resource Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin

Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin

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Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers
Title
Dangerous friendship
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Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers
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Ben Kamin
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Language
eng
Summary
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
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P@U
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin
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Dangerous friendship : Stanley Levison, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Kennedy brothers, Ben Kamin
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.14321/j.ctt7zt9wg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cousin Stanley -- A walk in the Rose Garden -- From far Rockaway to Montgomery -- The Communist -- In friendship -- Harry Belafonte, Janet Levison, and a totally different "Kennedy" -- A stabbing in Harlem -- Stanley knew better -- Senator Kennedy is calling -- Martin, Stanley, and Clarence -- I am not now and have never been a member of the Communist Party -- I have a dream today -- The same thing is going to happen to me -- Lyndon Johnson, ping-pong, and Bobby's transformation -- Selma, Vietnam, and the gathering shadows -- Bobby prays in Indianapolis; Stanley weeps in Atlanta -- Afterword: negroes will not return to passivity
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781628950045
Media category
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Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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