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Published on Jan 7, 2008
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. rose to national prominence in the mid-1950s as a result of his courageous leadership in a struggle against bus segregation in Montgomery, Ala. Influenced by his example, and often under his active guidance, a mass movement developed to oppose the pervasive system of segregation in the South. This program is a memorable introduction to the civil rights movement, and to a nation-changing period of history that came to a tragic close in April 1968 with Dr. King's assassination in Memphis. Produced by Dan McCarroll. 27 minutes, black and white.