King: A Life - Jonathan Eig in Conversation with Randall Kennedy

Monday, December 4, 2023

6:30 pm

9100: Skylight Room

Open to the Public

Book cover of King: A Life with headshots of Jonathan Eig and Randall Kennedy
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s bestselling King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. ― and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. In this “new definitive biography” (The New York Times), Eig gives us an MLK for our times: a deep thinker, a brilliant strategist, and a committed radical who led one of history’s greatest movements, and whose demands for racial and economic justice remain as urgent today. Eig, who is also the author of the award-winning Ali: A Life, speaks about his new book with Randall Kennedy, renowned legal scholar and faculty member at Harvard Law School, whose latest book is Say It Loud! On Race, Law, History and Culture.

Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

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