"An American Tragedy": Oklahomans React to Martin Luther King's Assassination

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This article uses newspaper interviews to analyze the reactions of black and white Oklahoman citizens to the death of the noted civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968.

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21 p. : ill.

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Shadid, Kerri A. Summer 2008.

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  • Main Title: "An American Tragedy": Oklahomans React to Martin Luther King's Assassination
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This article uses newspaper interviews to analyze the reactions of black and white Oklahoman citizens to the death of the noted civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., in 1968.

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21 p. : ill.

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Abstract: when Martin Luther King Jr. met an untimely end on April 4, 1968, Americans mourned. Newspaper reporters talked to hundreds of Oklahomans during that week, gauging their grief, their fears, and their hopes for the future. Kerri Shadid uses these newspaper interviews to analyze the reactions of black and white Oklahoman citizens to the death of the noted civil rights leader.

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 86(2), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2008, pp. 212-232

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 86
  • Issue: 2
  • Page Start: 212
  • Page End: 232

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Shadid, Kerri A. "An American Tragedy": Oklahomans React to Martin Luther King's Assassination, article, Summer 2008; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2006471/: accessed February 5, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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