Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir

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The youngest son of Martin Luther King, Jr. describes the shattering impact his father's assassination had on his childhood, his struggle with undiagnosed ADD, his despair over his grandmother's murder, and the inspiration he experienced in his exploration of his father's teachings. 50,000 first printing.

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Dexter King is the youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr. He currently serves as Chairman, CEO and President of the King Centre for Non-Violent Social Change

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The family of Martin Luther King, Jr., drew criticism for investigating a possible conspiracy in the assassination of the Civil Rights leader. Here, Dexter Scott King explains why his family opened old wounds in an effort to find answers. The truth may have died with convicted killer James Earl Ray, but Dexter King's reading brings alive the pain that fueled his family's search. Now the leader of the King Center, he was born into a family that had already felt danger because of his father's fight for equality, and he lost his father at age 7. His narration of how those early experiences shaped his life is fascinating listening. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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