Redemption is an intimate look at the last fateful hours of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. It draws on dozens of the author’s interviews with people who were immersed in the Memphis events as well as on recently released documents from archives in Atlanta. The fresh material yields a wealth of illuminating detail, including a lapse, never before reported, by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. Redemption juxtaposes the narrative of King’s last hours in Memphis with an account of what his assassin James Earl Ray was doing in Memphis at the same time.
JOSEPH ROSENBLOOM is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has been a staff reporter and editorial writer for the Boston Globe; an investigative reporter for Frontline, the documentary series on PBS; and a senior editor and features writer for Inc. magazine. His many awards include an Emmy and a Peabody.
Rosenbloom will be joined in conversation by Boston Globe opinion columnist RENEE GRAHAM.