King, Martin Luther
Mar 31, 2011 — Roddy Doyle's new novel confronts the dream and reality of Ireland, while Hampton Sides examines Martin Luther King's assassination, historian Tony Judt critiques our deteriorating social contract, and Barbara Stauch defends the middle-aged brain.
Jan 17, 2011 — Clarence Jones helped draft Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and was a close personal adviser and lawyer to the civil rights leader. But he almost turned down the chance to work with King. He explains what changed his mind in his memoir, Behind the Dream.
Jan 13, 2011 — After Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn., the man who shot him, James Earl Ray, was able to evade the FBI during a two-month-long massive worldwide manhunt. Writer Hampton Sides traces the movements of both King and Ray in his book, Hellhound on His Trail.
Apr 28, 2010 — On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. For the next two months, the man who shot him, James Earl Ray, was able to evade the FBI during a massive worldwide manhunt. Writer Hampton Sides traces the movements of both King and Ray in his new book, Hellhound on His Trail.
Apr 27, 2010 — Isabel Allende's vivid new novel takes us to 18th century New Orleans; a brilliantly exuberant literary treasure hunt dives into the Philippines' past and present; and Scott Simon reviews a taut, crosscutting portrait of Martin Luther King, James Earl Ray and the massive manhunt that captured King's killer.
Apr 4, 2008 — Taylor Branch spent nearly 24 years researching and writing a three-volume biography of Martin Luther King Jr. He joins Fresh Air to disccuss the struggles and triumphs of the last three years of King's life.
Apr 4, 2008 — John Reider, author of The Word of the Lord is Upon Me: The Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr., discusses the lingering influence of King's sermons.
Apr 4, 2008 — Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis in 1968 rallying for fair treatment and pay of African-American sanitation workers when he was assassinated. American history professor Michael Honey joins Fresh Air to discuss his book on the labor campaign King was leading at the time of his death.
Apr 4, 2008 — How well have African Americans in national leadership positions filled the void left by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Author, cultural critic and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson shares his insight.
Apr 3, 2008 — Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Memphis, Tenn. Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson talks about his latest book, which examines how King's death changed America.