My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollection of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement

Let Kathryn in, said Coretta Scott King to authorities Three simple words that provided Kathryn Johnson, a reporter for The Associated Press s Atlanta bureau, unprecedented access to the grieving widow in the days following her husband s death Johnson was on her way to a movie date when word came from Memphis that Martin Luther King Jr had been assassinated She immed Let Kathryn in, said Coretta Scott King to authorities Three simple words that provided Kathryn Johnson, a reporter for The Associated Press s Atlanta bureau, unprecedented access to the grieving widow in the days following her husband s death Johnson was on her way to a movie date when word came from Memphis that Martin Luther King Jr had been assassinated She immediately headed for the King home where, despite resistance from authorities on the scene, she was the only reporter allowed inside Johnson s many years covering King and his family had earned her the trust to be a discreet, observant witness to the aftermath of a defining moment in American history Kathryn Johnson covered the Civil Rights movement across the South in the 1960s, often risking her own safety to observe first hand the events of this great era Her stories took her from witnessing the integration of the University of Georgia by dressing as a student, to hiding unobserved under a table near an infamous schoolhouse door in Alabama, to marching with the massive crowd from Selma to Montgomery Johnson, one of the only female reporters on the scene, threw herself into charged situations with a determination to break the news no matter what Including never before published photos, her personal account of this period is a singular addition to the story of the Civil Rights movement.
My Time with the Kings A Reporter s Recollection of Martin Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement Let Kathryn in said Coretta Scott King to authorities Three simple words that provided Kathryn Johnson a reporter for The Associated Press s Atlanta bureau unprecedented access to the grieving wido

  • Title: My Time with the Kings: A Reporter's Recollection of Martin, Coretta and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Author: Kathryn Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780795348013
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. “Honey, be careful. I’m afraid someday someone’s going to try to kill that man.” —Mother (KJ’s)Kathryn is delightful. She’s humble, determined, tricky, fearless, polite, tomboyish, honest, old-school. It’s cool to see how she went about covering things, how she interacted with “all of us newsmen”, learn how when she was a kid growing up on the Chattahoochee River her brother and his friend shot a can off her head with a .22 rifle and she’d go and get the can and put it back [...]

    2. Kathryn Johnson AP journalist, reported one of the most amazing part of the History of the XXth century in this book: My Time with the Kings published by RosettaBooks and picked up by me at netgalley: the fight for building a good and equal society for everyone, rich and poor, black or white.This human Flag Martin Luther King Jr.He worked hard for bringing peace and equal rights between black and white. The legacy of King continued also after his assassination in Memphis April 4th 1968 at the Lo [...]

    3. This book was about a female civil rights reporter for the AP who had unprecedented access to the King family. Her story is fascinating - maybe since I studied a lot of journalism in college. I won this book through a giveaway and am so glad I did. I learned a lot about the time after King's death and what it was like to be a female reporter at that time. Definitely reaffirmed my decision to not become a reporter.

    4. This is a fascinating book that takes the reader thru the death of Martin Luther King, from the inside. The Author was the only press allowed inside the King home after the assassination. This is a side of the tragedy that we have not heard of before.

    5. This is one among many books I started reading to get a better sense of the Civil Rights period of the country. I liked the eyewitness accounts and personal anecdotes. It brought the period alive.

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