Join New York University historian David Levering Lewis on Sunday, January 20 – on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day – as he discusses the life and legacy of the civil rights leader, and his foundational biography King, originally published shortly after the subject’s death and newly reissued and updated.
The John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress event begins at 5 p.m. in NYU’s Abramson Family Auditorium, 1307 L. Street NW, Washington, DC. A reception will follow.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required at: http://www.nyu.edu/brademas/programs.events/.
Lewis is Julius Silver University Professor and professor of history at New York University. Each volume of his two-volume W. E. B. Du Bois biography won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography. He is the author of eight books and editor of two more.
His biography of King provides a meticulous measure of the man, his mission, and his enormous influence on America, the world, and now a new generation. The just-published new edition includes a new preface and more than a dozen photographs of King and his contemporaries.