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Date and Time

Monday, Feb 12, 2024

5:00 — 7:00 pm




Reserve Tickets


Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. — and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. The book was listed as one of the ten best books of 2023 by The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, and the Smithsonian Magazine, and was one of President Barack Obama’s favorite books of 2023. In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, Eig gives us an intimate view of a human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself.Eig will give a short keynote address and will then continue with a conversation with Reverend Willie Bodrick, Pastor of Roxbury-based, Twelfth Baptist Church which the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. attended while living in Boston and moderated journalism faculty, Caleb Gayle. Audience will be invited to engage through a Q&A. Copies of Jonathan’s books (including KING and paperback editions of ALI) will be available for purchase on site.This event is co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Program, the Office of City & Community Engagement, and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.