Join us for a discussion of Jonathan Eig’s newest book, King: A Life, the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Vividly written and exhaustively researched, the bestselling biographer weaves a revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world and gives us an intimate view of the courageous and often emotionally troubled human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself. Eig gives us an MLK for our times: a deep thinker, a brilliant strategist, and a committed radical who led one of history’s greatest movements, and whose demands for racial and economic justice remain as urgent today as they were in his lifetime. The author will be joined in conversation by Michel Martin, host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Signed books will be available courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises. 

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