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Martin Luther King Celebration

January 17: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective 

This documentary traces the like of Dr. Martin Luther King and the development of his non-violent philosophies over the course of the historic Civil Rights Movement. A political and social context drapes across the story of the African-American plight, determined to find an identity through the war at home and abroad.

January 18: Two Societies: 1965-1968  Series: Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America. Episode 8: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "Two Societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report.

January 19: The Promised Land: 1967-1968 Series: Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America. Episode 10: Martin Luther King, Jr. stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement.

When:
January 17, 2017 - January 19, 2017
Category:
Academics
Location:
Lobby, Student Center
Contact:
Ruth Colnot
828-395-4196
rcolnot@isothermal.edu