In the summer of 1968, a young reporter in Memphis vowed to one day write the story of Martin Luther King Jr.'s last hours.
Returning to Memphis as a seasoned journalist, Joseph Rosenbloom spent nearly a decade interviewing people connected to the events of that fateful day. In his new book, Redemption, the city of Memphis, the Lorraine Hotel, and the various social and political forces that were at work in '68 are recounted in vivid detail. Together with archival materials, police records, and government transcipts, Rosenbloom pieces together the last thirty-one hours and twenty-eight minutes of King’s life.
Rosenbloom, a former Frontline investigative reporter, will discuss Dr. King's life and legacy with author, journalist, and activist Herb Boyd.
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