“For a man of humble origins who might have lived life as most do – without fame or notoriety – Rodney King will go down in history as a seminal figure in the evolution of America’s criminal justice system.”—Khalil Gibran Muhammad (via Rodney King’s legacy was to blast away the myth of a post-racial US)
Join Rodney King at the Schomburg Center on April 24. For free tickets, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3370971667
On Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. join Rodney King at the Schomburg center discussing his memoir, The Riot Within.
Rodney King’s The Riot Within is a powerful, revealing memoir in which an unlikely icon tells for the first time the full story of his life, taking the reader through a moment-by-moment account of the experience of the infamous beating and harrowing stories of the widespread violence sparked by the officers’ acquittal—violence that nearly destroyed the city of Los Angeles.
As a child, King was surrounded by poverty and violence. As an adult, he has struggled with addiction and frequent run-ins with the law. Now, on the twentieth anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, he tells his side of the most notorious police beating of our time and the court cases that followed—how it all played out on the street, in the courtroom, and in his own life. It is a true story of one man’s determination to overcome his brutal past and find lasting peace, despite the riot within.