As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum, and books like Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between the World and Me
and Claudia Rankine's Citizen
swing national attention toward the racism and violence that continue to poison our communities, it's as urgent now as ever to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., whose insistence on equality and peace defined the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the course of American history.
This collection ranges from an early 1961 interview in which King describes his reasons for joining the ministry (after considering medicine), to a 1964 conversation with Robert Penn Warren, to his last interview, which was conducted on stage at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, just ten days before King's assassination.
Timely, poignant, and inspiring, Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview
is an essential addition to the Last Interview series.