The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will present an author talk and book signing with media personality Tavis Smiley, author of DEATH OF A KING: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year on Saturday, September 20, at 10:30 a.m. The program will be held in BCRI’s Abraham Woods Community Meeting room.
Following the presentation, Smiley will be available to sign copies of his new book about the renowned leader and visionary. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at www.bcri.org and seating is limited. The BCRI gift store is offering a special discount on the book from September 16 to September 20.
According to publisher Little, Brown and Company, DEATH OF A KING paints a powerful portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before, told in the present tense and with pace and power. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King’s life—one that adds a nuanced new view of Dr. King’s legacy as an American hero. King’s somber reaction to the Newark riots that began in July of 1967, the strain that his work put on his marriage to Coretta, the chilling last twenty-four hours of his life—all are brought to life in exquisite, haunting detail.”