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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective (1994)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective

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A staunch advocate of peaceful resistance to injustice and racial violence, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the vortex of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s. He became a national leader, and his death at the hands of an assassin in 1968 was grieved by both blacks and whites. In this award-winning documentary, writer/director Thomas Friedman takes a look Reverend King's ideas, actions, and influence on the fight to end racial segregation. Narrated by Arthur Berghardt, the program's highlights include rare archival footage, photographs, and interviews with King associates. The show was produced by Melissa Wegman and edited by David Kalish, with music by Rocco Lombardo.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
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Written By: Thomas Friedman
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On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
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A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. Dr. Martin Luther King

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This documentary was excellent but, it wasn't perfect! The two things that I didn't like were, one, the fact that although it ran chronologically, it wasn't exact. It jumped around a bit and for some that could make it hard to understand, especially bc I found the narrator to be talking rather fast; ...it would have helped if the guy slowed down a bit but, the fact that the program didn't run in proper chronological order made it cumbersome.

And, two, an hour long program talking about the life of MLK Jr. just isn't good enough. A six hour long program, doing indepth interviews with friends & family of Dr. King, scholars, theologians, & ppl talking historically about the effect that Dr. King had on society not just here in America but around the whole world, would be much more appropriate!

sad about the consequences of racism... power to unity... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fantastic & a terrific civil rights leader of peace...

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