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Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the 20th Century’s greatest leaders and their shared impact on the civil rights battle between 1960 and 1963. These two men, from starkly different worlds, profoundly influenced each other's personal development. Kennedy's hesitation on civil rights spurred King to greater acts of courage, and King inspired Kennedy to finally make a moral commitment to equality. As America still grapples with the legacy of slavery and the persistence of discrimination, Kennedy and King is a vital, vivid contribution to the literature of the Civil Rights Movement.
Steven Levingston is the nonfiction editor of The Washington Post and author of Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris and The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK.
Before joining The Washington Post Levingston worked for The Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, The Associated Press and the China Daily, with stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Paris. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 6:30pm