Past Event

Tavis Smiley

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations in U.S. history, but little is remembered about the trials and tribulations he faced in his final year. Award-winning television and radio broadcast host Smiley (and new Dancing with the Stars contestant) chronicles the final 365 days of Dr. King’s life. Despite assaults on his character and ideology, Dr. King remained committed to ending racial inequality and segregation in our country. Hear more about his story of leadership and perseverance.

Notes
Part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation
September 24, 2014
Speakers

Tavis Smiley

TV Host, Public Broadcasting Service; Radio Host, Public Radio International; Author, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year

LaDoris H. Cordell

Judge (ret); Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose—Moderator

Format

11:30 a.m. check-in
noon program
1 p.m. book signing