The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now---
Title: Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassin by James L. Swanson
"In the fall of 1958, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a twenty-nine-year-old minister in Montgomery, Alabama, who had recently risen to national prominence as a civil rights activist, traveled to New York City to promote his first book. He almost didn't make it out of town alive."Friday 56:
"King's relationship with JFK had been complicated and sometimes difficult. Kennedy had been a reluctant civil rights warrior. Yes, he had given speeches and hosted civil rights leaders at the White House. But he was distant. His brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, had worried that embracing King too eagerly might hurt Kennedy's chances for reelection in 1964...In Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr. had found, at last, his greatest political partner."Comments: I read this book incredibly fast. It was very timely to read it this week, the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.