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MLK Double Feature

NYPL: Stapleton Library
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Join us in our lobby for a double feature of short documentaries celebrating the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The films are as follows:


Marching to Freedom Land (2002)

This overview of the fight for freedom in the United States focuses on the 1960s. Between the assassinations of both President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., we see a decade of society in turmoil with hope ahead for the future.

Runtime: 25m


Martin Luther King Jr.: We Shall Overcome

This documentary highlights powerful key moments from speeches throughout Martin Luther King, Jr.’s long dedication to civil rights. These include debates on non-violence, speeches addressing the Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, reflections on racism and injustice, and criticism on the nation’s involvement in Vietnam.

Runtime: 47m


We will have a short break after each film for optional discussion.
All ages welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.