Biography: Martin Luther King Jr.: The Man and the Dream

Subjects: Civics, History, Social Studies
Grade Levels: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Source: Biography Channel

Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most loved, respected, feared, and influential leaders in American history. In life, he helped transform the nation's outlook. In death, he became a martyr to the cause for which he labored. In this one-of-a-kind look at his life and work, writer/director Tom Friedman explores how Dr. King's ideas, thoughts and causes evolved in the face of the rapidly changing climate of the Civil Rights Movement. Rare footage and photographs illustrate the defining moments of his crusade, from the first stirrings of his activism in Alabama to his time as the pre-eminent voice for racial justice in America.


60-minute runtime; 2-year copyright clearance.

Jan 17 at 7:00am ET/PT

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