"A poignant account of King's final struggle. An eloquent, emotional journey from darkness to light." —Kirkus Reviews
"Tavis Smiley has captured not only the spirit of the movement, but the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. in his last days." —Andrew Young, Ambassador & former Atlanta mayor
"Meticulously researched…a powerful tribute." –Publishers Weekly
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. 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.
Read an exclusive, advanced excerpt of Death of a King HERE.
SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF TOUR DATES.
Visit Tavis on his book tour for Death of a King
9/9: Live Talks LA at All Saints Church – Los Angeles, CA
9/11: Barnes & Noble Union Square – New York, NY
9/12: Union League of Chicago with Bookstall – Chicago, IL
9/17: A Capella Books at Carter Center Chapel – Atlanta, GA
9/18: Philadelphia Free Library – Philadelphia, PA
9/19: Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
9/20: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – Birmingham, AL
9/24: Commonwealth Club – San Francisco, CA
9/26: Politics and Prose – Washington, DC
9/27: Baltimore Book Festival – Baltimore, MD
9/30: Town Hall Seattle – Seattle, WA