Tucson Festival of Books

MLK and the Legacy of Racism


Our Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, but racism continues to be a part of American life. Our authors will talk about race from early abuses in the Jim Crow era to the struggles for equality led by Martin Luther King Jr. to issues in policing nationwide.


Panelists
Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig is the best-selling author of six books, most recently, "King: A Life," which The New York Times hailed as a “monumental” work that now stands as “the definitive” new biography of Martin Luther King Jr....

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Antonia Hylton

Antonia Hylton is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning journalist at NBC News reporting on politics and civil rights, and she is the co-host of the hit podcasts "Southlake" and "Grapevine." She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she received prizes for her investigative research on race, mass incarceration and the history of psychiatry....

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Edwin Raymond

Edwin Raymond, a 15 year veteran of the New York Police Department, is one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform. He has received numerous accolades, including a Commanding Officer’s Award for exceptional duty, an NAACP Courage and Leadership Award, an International Documentary Association’s Courage Under Fire Award and a Doc Star of the Month Award....

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Books:
King: A Life
Jonathan Eig
History / Biography
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
May 2023
ISBN 9780374279295
688 pages
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Madness
Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum
Antonia Hylton
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Grand Central Publishing
January 2024
ISBN 9781538723692
368 pages

An Inconvenient Cop
My Fight to Change Policing in America
Edwin Raymond
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593653166
352 pages