As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum,
and books like Ta-Nehisi Coates's "Between the World and Me" and Claudia
Rankine's "Citizen" swing national attention toward the racism and
violence that continue to poison our communities, it's as urgent now as
ever to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., whose insistence on equality
and peace defined the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the
course of American history.
This collection ranges from an early
1961 interview in which King describes his reasons for joining the
ministry (after considering medicine), to a 1964 conversation with
Robert Penn Warren, to his last interview, which was conducted on stage
at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, just ten days before
Timely, poignant, and inspiring, "Martin
Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview" is an essential addition to the
Last Interview series."