From our partners at PostScript’d: This week we celebrated the inauguration of President Barack Obama.This great occasion took place across the Mall in Washington, D.C. from the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech 50 years ago.
For many, King, whose holiday happened to fall on Inauguration Day, was only synonymous with Civil Rights.
But in a new book, In a Single Garment of Destiny, we get to see another side of the man. In some never-before-seen writings edited by Lewis Baldwin, we see King’s relationship with people such as Eleanor Roosevelt and how fiercely determined he was to see freedom ring beyond the United States.
King rightfully leads this week’s Hit List, which also features a new book by edgy bestselling author, Adam Mansbach, about an urban mystery, as well as Twelve Years a Slave, about a free man who was kidnapped, beaten and sold into slavery.
This story is the subject of a movie starring Brad Pitt and Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest lead actress Oscar nominee ever, set for release later this year.