Tavis Smiley: MLK's Last Days and Lasting Legacy
With an annual holiday celebrating his impact, and prolific speeches like “I Have a Dream” and “I Have Been to the Mountaintop,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s wisdom continues to influence America to this day. Despite his vast impact, little is known about the final year of the civil rights leader’s life.
Bestselling author Tavis Smiley’s Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year chronicles this lost time, including the rejection he faced from the African American middle class, assaults on his character, and negative decline in the opinions of many. Called “a revealing and dramatic tale,” Death of a King explores these 365 days, offering insight into the man everyone is familiar with, but few really knew. The author of 16 books, Smiley is also the host of Tavis Smiley on PBS and Public Radio International’s The Tavis Smiley Show.
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