Tagged Martin Luther King Jr

Leonard Pitts Jr. | Grant Park

Nationally syndicated Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his writing about race, culture, and politics. His first book, Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood , was…

David K. Shipler | Freedom of Speech: Mightier than the Sword

During his decades-long career as a columnist for the New York Times , David K. Shipler reported from the battlefields of Vietnam and Lebanon, was the Bureau Chief of both Moscow and Jerusalem, and was the Chief Diplomatic Correspondent…

John Lewis and Andrew Aydin | March: Book 1

Congressman John Lewis is one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, and receiving the Medal of Freedom from…

Tavis Smiley | Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

One of Time magazine’s most influential people, human rights advocate and broadcaster Tavis Smiley has been an “engaging and compelling” voice in the American discourse for over two decades.  He has hosted long-running and acclaimed…

Hampton Sides | Hellhound On His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the International Hunt for His Assassin

Hampton Sides is an acclaimed bestselling author and a National Magazine Award nominated journalist.  He won the PEN USA Award for nonfiction and the 2002 Discover Award from Barnes and Noble for Ghost Soldiers , a historical narrative…

Michael Eric Dyson | April 4, 1968

Often described as a hip-hop intellectual, Michael Eric Dyson is an ordained Baptist minister, a social analyst, and a professor at Georgetown University. His book Is Bill Cosby Right?: Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? was a…

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was the most important voice of the American civil rights movement, which worked for equal rights for all. He was famous for using nonviolent resistance to overcome injustice, and he never got tired of trying to…