The Last Holiday: A Memoir by Gil Scott-Heron

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In the Fall of 1980, Gil Scott-Heron was invited by Stevie Wonder to join him on a forty-one city tour across America that would end in Washington on January 15, 1981. The purpose of this tour was to raise popular support for the creation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday that would honor the great civil rights leader. This holiday became official in 1986. Scott-Heron uses this history-making tour as the backbone of his fascinating memoir.

Grove Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9780802129017. 318 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in a fine jacket.