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09/11/2014 01:23 pm ET Updated Sep 11, 2014

Read 'Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year' by Tavis Smiley

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Watch Tavis Smiley on Democracy Now! Thursday, and read the introduction and first chapter of his new book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year. In it, he examines the personal struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. during his final year, when he faced rejection by the press, the president, and much of the country’s black middle class and militants, after he spoke out against the Vietnam War.

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