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Part of the American Experience series on PBS, the biopic Citizen King commemorates what would have been the 75th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Directed by Orlando Bagwell and written by W. Noland Walker (the writing/directing team of Africans in America), this documentary explores the last five years of King's life. Using archival materials and contemporary commentary, the story follows the pivotal five years from his famous speech in Washington, D.C., in 1963 to his murder in Memphis, TN, in 1968. It includes insight from King's closest colleagues along with commentary from journalists, historians, and scholars, as well as employees of the U.S. government. Citizen King was both aired on PBS and shown at the Sundance Film Festival as part of a special screening on January 19, 2004.