'When Harlem Nearly Killed King' The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly died after he was stabbed by Izola Curry in a Harlem department store. Author Hugh Pearson talks to NPR's Tony Cox about the incident -- the subject of his new book, When Harlem Nearly Killed King.
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'When Harlem Nearly Killed King'

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'When Harlem Nearly Killed King'

'When Harlem Nearly Killed King'

'When Harlem Nearly Killed King'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly died after he was stabbed by Izola Curry in a Harlem department store. Author Hugh Pearson talks to NPR's Tony Cox about the incident — the subject of his new book, When Harlem Nearly Killed King.