The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
With M.L.K. Day approaching, we look at a forthcoming book that traces the response to King's assassination -- both here and around the world. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure; indeed, it took until the year 2000 for New Hampshire to recognize the slain civil rights leader with a federal holiday. We talk with UNH professor Jason Sokol about his book and about how America's fraught racial past has shaped current race relations.
This show originally aired on January 4th, 2018.
- Jason Sokol - Associate Professor of History at UNH and author of The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It's due to be published March 20, 2018, and can be pre-ordered. He's also written two other books on the history of the civil rights movement.