In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights -- with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr. King's life, Swanson hones in on James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee who tragically ends King's life.
As he did in his bestselling Scholastic MG/YA books <i>Chasing LIncoln's Killer</i> and <i>"THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SHOT!"</i>, Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad, and terrifying events in American history.
Over 80 photographs, captions, bibliography, various source notes, and index included.