In the months of December and January, the Rt. Rev. Matthew Heyd, Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of New York, and the Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Interim President of EDS, invite their communities to read Jonathan Eig’s highly acclaimed biography of Martin Luther King Jr., King: A Life. On Wednesday, January 31 at 7pm ET, join us online in gathering together with the author to discuss the book and bear witness to King’s life, legacy, and transformational prophetic leadership.
Published in 2023, King: A Life by Jonathan Eig is the first major biography on Martin Luther King Jr. in decades, and the first to include King’s recently declassified FBI files. Recently listed as “Best Book of the Year” by the Washington Post and landing a place on the New York Times Bestseller list as well as Obama’s Summer Reading List, the book has been received with much critical praise for its thoughtful, thoroughly-researched, and timely depiction of King as both a complex person and a civil rights hero. This event builds on EDS at Union’s Community Read series in which members of its community read a book together and engage the author in conversation.