Breakout #1: KING: A LIFE


With his new book about Martin Luther King, the first major biography in decades of the civil rights leader and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author JONATHAN EIG reminds us of a brilliant biographer’s extraordinary and necessary contribution. The author of six previous books, he resurrects King from myth and history and brings him to vivid life, with all his emotional complexity and his unwavering courage. This deeply researched book (Eig had access to recently declassified FBI files) is both riveting and moving, a portrait of a leader who changed race relations in this country and thus, the country itself. Eig will talk about King’s life and legacy and about why he wrote this book now 

July 20
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm


Jonathan Eig

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