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Civil Rights and the Last Years of Martin Luther King

  • Landmark E Street 555 11th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)
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Join us for HBO's King in the Wilderness on July 21st. The film follows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership during the bus boycotts, sit-ins, and historic marches, which are now the stuff of legend. But left out of the history books is much of what happened during the last three years of King's life. This film and conversation with historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, and Joe West, Partner, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Duane Morris, reveals a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of national criticism. His nonviolence was seen as weakness, his anti–Vietnam War speeches as traitorous, and his expanded focus on class and poverty as dangerous. Branch will also touch on the making of this unique film that is without narration or outside commentators.

Director: Peter Kunhardt
USA | 2018 | 111 MINUTES | ENGLISH