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Many Americans today remember Martin Luther King Jr. simply as a man who stood for love and peace, yet the historical truth is much more complex. We have overlooked not only his larger vision for justice but also his complicated relationships with presidents Kennedy and Johnson. For the past seven years, Jonathan Eig has traveled across the country, meeting the people who knew King personally, recording their stories, and learning about the real MLK — the complicated one, the flawed one, the one we really need in today’s bitter, divided world. Come join History Happy Hour on Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 pm ET to hear about Jonathan Eig’s groundbreaking book!

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