When Harlem Nearly Killed King: The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Hardcover)
Traveling to New York for a promotional tour of his first book Stride Toward Freedom, Dr. King was stabbed by a mentally unbalanced African American woman and rushed to the Harlem Hospital, where a renowned African-American surgeon saved his life, in an account of a little-known episode from King's.
About the Author
Descended from generations of African-American surgeons--including his great-uncle, who was the first Negro surgeon in south Georgia and who built the largest private hospital for blacks in the state--HUGH PEARSON's distinctive voice weaves autobiography and investigative journalism to offer a unique window of understanding into the nature of the American experience. He was the author of "Under the Knife: How a Wealthy Negro Surgeon Wielded Power in the Jim Crow South" (2000), which The New York Times called "a moving passionate story," of "a poignancy transcending issues of race." His previous book was "The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America," a "New York Times "Notable Book of 1994. Pearson was also a former columnist for the "Village Voice." He died in 2005. "From the Trade Paperback edition."