Tuesday, February 27, 2018

King A Filmed Record: Montgomery to Memphis

Amy Goodman (democracynow.org, 2/25/18) via Chakura0807; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly

EXCLUSIVE: Rarely seen film "King: A Filmed Record" traces MLK's struggle from Montgomery to Memphis
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh with MLK
In a Black History Month special, Democracy Now! airs excerpts of a rarely seen Oscar-nominated documentary about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rise of the civil rights movement.

Produced by Ely Landau, King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis is made from original newsreel footage and other original video footage shot of marches, rallies, and church services. 

King was originally screened for one-night-only in 1970 in more than 600 theaters across the United States. It has rarely been seen since. Here is extensive footage from the film, featuring a historic look at the 8-year period that led up to the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.
FULL MOVIE: King: A Filmed Record

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