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Grant Park

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras as it unfolds. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication. While a furious Carson tries to find Toussaint-at the same time dealing with the reappearance of a lost love from his days as a 60s activist-Toussaint is abducted by two improbable but still-dangerous white supremacists plotting to explode a bomb at Obama's planned rally in Grant Park. Toussaint and Carson are forced to remember the choices they made as idealistic, impatient young men, when both their lives were changed profoundly by their work in the civil rights movement.

Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras as it unfolds. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication. While a furious Carson tries to find Toussaint-at the same time dealing with the reappearance of a lost love from his days as a 60s activist-Toussaint is abducted by two improbable but still-dangerous white supremacists plotting to explode a bomb at Obama's planned rally in Grant Park. Toussaint and Carson are forced to remember the choices they made as idealistic, impatient young men, when both their lives were changed profoundly by their work in the civil rights movement.
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Grant Park begins in 1968, with Martin Luther King's final days in Memphis. The story then moves to the eve of the 2008 election, and cuts between the two eras as it unfolds. Disillusioned columnist Malcolm Toussaint, fueled by yet another report of unarmed black men killed by police, hacks into his newspaper's server to post an incendiary column that had been rejected by his editors. Toussaint then disappears, and his longtime editor, Bob Carson, is summarily fired within hours of the column's publication. While a furious Carson tries to find Toussaint-at the same time dealing with the reappearance of a lost love from his days as a 60s activist-Toussaint is abducted by two improbable but still-dangerous white supremacists plotting to explode a bomb at Obama's planned rally in Grant Park. Toussaint and Carson are forced to remember the choices they made as idealistic, impatient young men, when both their lives were changed profoundly by their work in the civil rights movement.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron Butler

Length:

15h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

32:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

55:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

32:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

42:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

45:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

32:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:21