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When Harlem nearly killed King : the 1958 stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Hugh Pearson.

by Pearson, Hugh.

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Published by Seven Stories Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.),
  • New York (N.Y.),
  • New York (State),
  • New York,
  • Treatment
    • Subjects:
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Assassination attempt, 1958,
    • Harlem Hospital Center -- History,
    • Attempted murder -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century,
    • Stab wounds -- Treatment -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century,
    • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 20th century,
    • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Race relations,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1951-,
    • New York (N.Y.) -- Race relations

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE185.97.K5 P42 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 138 p. ;
      Number of Pages138
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3939766M
      ISBN 10158322274X
      LC Control Number2001007352

      In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the tour, a mentally unstable African American woman stabbed the civil rights leader, and an acclaimed surgeon saved his life. Pearson captures this historical moment and the life-threatening episode becomes, in a sense, a mortal danger to the soul of a nation trying to put racism behind it. Hugh Pearson (–) was descended from generations of African-American surgeons, including his great-uncle, who was the first black surgeon in south Georgia and who built the largest private hospital for blacks in the state. Pearson's distinctive voice weaved together autobiography and investigative journalism to offer a unique window of understanding into the nature of the American.

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      When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in , 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 proce.   He authored two additional books: Under the Knife: How a Wealthy Negro Surgeon Wielded Power in the Jim Crow South, published in , and When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The Stabbing of Dr.


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Private life. Cordice resided in Harlem and later Queens. He died. In When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pearson recounts an event that occurred a decade before Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in April of The civil-rights activist was attacked in Harlem by a mentally ill black woman who, wielding a seven-inch knife, plunged the weapon into King's.When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr.

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