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Death of a King - The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

Tavis Smiley

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.
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A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King's life, revealing the minister's trials and tribulations -- denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country's black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few -- all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Ritz

Length:

6h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:23


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:59


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:43


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

17:48


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

22:25


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

17:13


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

18:25


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

18:33


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

09:52


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

11:55


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

12:58


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:32


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

06:42


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:25


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

19:47


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

12:18


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

14:54


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

11:19


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

15:00


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

10:08


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

13:49


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

05:25


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

04:37


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

01:14