Saturday, October 13, 2018

Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

Joseph Rosenbloom Speaks about Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours, at Roe Jan Library 

Investigative journalist Joseph Rosenbloom will speak about his book Redemption: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Last 31 Hours, at Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Saturday, October 13, at 4 pm. Rosenbloom’s talk will be accompanied by photos and audio clips.

Redemption examines in detail the events in Memphis immediately leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., including the movements of both King and his assassin, James Earl Ray, as well as fresh material about a lapse in the Memphis Police Department’s provision of security for King. Rosenbloom draws on extensive interviews, archives, transcripts, and police records for his reporting.

“The granular detail of this slender volume is immersive, humanizing and demystifying.”—Charles Blow, The New York Times

“Joseph Rosenbloom’s Redemption is like no other. He tells the suspenseful story of King’s last days in remarkable detail, illuminating King’s increasing radicalism and intensifying purpose in a narrative that takes in both the worst and the best of human possibility.” —Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Margaret Fuller

Joseph Rosenbloom is an award-winning journalist who has been a staff reporter for the Boston Globe, an investigative reporter for Frontline, and a senior editor for Inc. magazine. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, American Prospect, among other publication, and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.