Book features recently declassified FBI files
DEARBORN – Dearborn Public Library will host journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig for a virtual Zoom conversation at 6:30 p.m. July 11 regarding his new book “King: A Life.”
Attendees will have the option to view the Zoom event from a personal device, or watch the broadcast in Henry Ford Centennial Library Auditorium, 16301 Michigan Ave.
“King: A Life” is “the first major biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in over a generation,” in the words of scholar Peniel Joseph, and it is the first new book from Eig since his award-winning biography of Muhammad Ali was published to much acclaim in 2017.
Eig’s book is built on hundreds of original interviews, and is the first biography of King to draw on important new sources — including the thousands of FBI documents that have been released in recent years; audiotapes recorded by Coretta King after her husband’s death; an unpublished memoir written by King’s father; and thousands of pages of materials that belonged to L.D. Reddick, who served as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s official historian.
During the event, copies of “King: A Life” will be available for purchase by attendees in the auditorium. Eig is also offering to mail attendees signed bookplates upon request.
The registration page can be accessed through https://bit.ly/3pjtfnd, or locate the event in the Library’s events calendar at dearbornlibrary.org. While registering, indicate whether you will attend in the auditorium, or on Zoom from a personal device.
The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to registrants who prefer to view the event from their own device.
More information can be found at dearbornlibrary.org or by calling 313-943-2330.