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Title
Charles Johnson interview
Creator
Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948-
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
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Description
Charles Johnson discusses his book, “Dreamer.” He begins by explaining the premise of the novel, which is what would have happened if Martin Luther King, Jr. had a double when he brought the Freedom Campaign to Chicago in 1966. In the novel the double is trained to act as Dr. King’s decoy, which gives the reader the chance to step back and learn about Dr. King through the double during his training period. Johnson explains that entwined in the novel is a “Cain and Abel” sub-theme that he feels is very important. He then goes on to read aloud from his work. Later Johnson discusses the possibility of a conspiracy and various inconsistencies shrouding Dr. King’s assassination. He also emphasizes the importance of learning and appreciating black history beyond a superficial understanding.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:46
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/376
Language
English
Subject
Chicago (Ill.) - Fiction
Race relations - Fiction
African Americans - Fiction
Civil rights workers - Fiction
Impostors and imposture - Fiction
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929 - 1968 - Fiction
Time Period
Twentieth century
Place
United States
Source
Betacam tape.
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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