Reconstructing King: Green Honors Chair to Discuss the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jonathan Eig, Green Honors Chair

Join the Schieffer College for a discussion with Green Honors Chair Jonathan Eig about his latest biography, “King: A Life,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, at Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center.

Fort Worth journalist Bob Ray Sanders will lead the discussion about this “monumental” biography that debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Bestseller List and made President Barack Obama’s 2023 summer reading list. In addition to the discussion, Eig will meet with students and share techniques and insights about narrative writing and reporting.

“When Jonathan told me he was going to write a biography of King, my first question was, ‘Why?’” recalled Jean Marie Brown, associate professor of professional practice in the department of Journalism, who’s a long-time friend of Eig. “But a few pages in, he had me hooked on the story of a man who led a movement, rather than the one-dimensional character people often invoke. I especially loved the way he brought Coretta Scott King, Corrie, and the women of the movement to life as fully developed characters rather than as accessories.”

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair program brings scholars and artists of national and international stature to campus for short residencies to promote new ideas and community collaboration.

This event is free and open to the community as we celebrate our 10th anniversary and TCU’s 150th celebrations. Seating is limited. Reserve your ticket.