September 11, 2014| 7:00 PM| 33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
September 17, 2014| 7:00PM| 441 Freedom Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30307
(This will be a ticketed event: $10 without the book, FREE with the purchase of the book.Tickets are available at http://www.acappellabooks.com/)
Smiley’s Death of a King paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King’s life — one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.
Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King’s life, revealing the minister’s trials and tribulations — denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country’s black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few — all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy.