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The life, work, and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless documentaries, podcasts, films, and books.
Artists like Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels, Nelsan Ellis, Paul Winfield, Samuel L. Jackson, LeVar Burton, Jeffrey Wright and Courtney B. Vance have worked to keep King’s memory alive in the media through strong performances, award-winning miniseries, and celebrated movies.
While researchers have made efforts to ensure that the nuances in his messages are not lost on the public who were taught more about the legend than the man who inspired it.
See 9 titles you can currently that will teach you more about King and the country that filled him with the insatiable desire to serve below.
The “I Have A Dream” Speech
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers a speech to a crowd of approximately 7,000 people on May 17, 1967 at UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
MLK The Assassination Tapes
Recently discovered footage is reassembled to piece together the events that led to Dr. King’s shocking assassination in 1968.
King in the Wilderness
This documentary explores the later years of King’s life and the criticism he faced before his legacy was sanitized….