The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 18, 2021

The LBJ School, LBJ Foundation and BookPeople present a special program to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 18, at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Peniel Joseph, LBJ School professor and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, will discuss his critically acclaimed book, "The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr."

Named a TIME 100 must-read book of 2020, Financial Times's Best Books of 2020: Politics, TLS Books of the Year and PEN America Awards Longlist, this dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King upends longstanding preconceptions to transform our understanding of two of the twentieth century's most iconic leaders. Copies of the book are available for sale here.

Register for the free webinar here.

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