Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. In honor of his memory I’m posting this video of a new book by Taylor Branch, “The King Years,” which ”brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas, beginning with the impromptu speech that turned an untested, twenty-six-year-old Martin Luther King forever into a public figure on the first night of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Five years later, minority students filled the jails in a 1960 sit-in movement, and, in 1961, the Freedom Riders seized national attention.”
What other poignant books have you read about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement? What books would you recommend?