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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

14 minutes 45 seconds

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Mother reads with her 3 children on a couch in a living room setting. Caption. His mother taught him and his sister.

Reenacts King's life, beginning with his childhood in Atlanta and his relationship with his family. Covers King's becoming a minister in Montgomery, Alabama, where he worked for equality for African Americans. Mentions Rosa Parks, the 1963 Washington march, his "I Have a Dream" speech, and that he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Does not mention his death.

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Runtime: 14 minutes 45 seconds

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    Anonymous (Evanston, IL)
    January 23rd, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    Great resource for MLK Jr Day. Students enjoyed learning about his life. They really enjoy the biographies. Thank you!

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    Anonymous (Minneapolis, MN)
    March 14th, 2016 at 08:56 AM

    Loved the content and the facts that gave some background knowledge other than what is usually said about MLK. The boyhood information helped my middle schoolers relate to him better.

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    Anonymous (Colorado Springs, CO)
    February 1st, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    The kids were engrossed in this film. They really liked the reenactment format.