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Author @ NYPL presents T.J. English
New York Times bestselling author T. J. English reclaims the story of this of the civil rights era through the eyes of three desperate men—an innocent man wrongly accused of murder, a corrupt cop, and a militant Black Panther.
THE SAVAGE CITY begins with a horrifying double murder. On August 28, 1963—the very day on which Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and declared “I have a dream”—two young white women were assaulted and murdered in their apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The murders struck fear throughout the city—and, as English reconstructs, marked the start of a ten-year saga of racial violence and unrest that ravaged the city. Engage yourself in the story of a pivotal time in American culture that still resonates today. Meet the author T. J. English.