Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Last Interview & Other Conversations
Martin Luther King, Jr

£12.99

As the Black Lives Matter movement gains momentum, and books like Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me and Claudia Rankine’s Citizen swing national attention toward the racism and violence that continue to poison our communities, it’s as urgent now as ever to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr, whose insistence on equality and peace defined the Civil Rights Movement and forever changed the course of American history.

This collection ranges from an early 1961 interview in which King describes his reasons for joining the ministry (after considering medicine), to a 1964 conversation with Robert Penn Warren, to his last interview, which was conducted on stage at the convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, just ten days before King’s assassination.

Paperback, 144pp
Melville House, 2017
ISBN 9781612196169