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 programs on BET, NPR, and PBS. He currently hosts Tavis Talks on BlogTalkRadio. Smiley is the author of 16 books, including Fail Up, The Covenant with Black America, and The Rich and the Rest of Us, which he coauthored with Cornel West. Death of a King is a revealing chronicle of the year leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.