Virtual Streaming | King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

The DFT is hosting free online screenings of the Oscar® nominated 1970 film King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis. Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, this remarkable documentary is a monumental labor of love that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

Rare footage of Dr. King's speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with passages that include some of the era’s high-profile supporters as well as opponents of the cause. Restored to its full-length by the Library of Congress, this complete, original version of King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis remains a cinematic national treasure that gives viewers an appreciation of the personal challenges he endured and the legacy he left behind. Admission is free with registration. (185 minutes)

The viewing link will be mailed beginning Monday, January 17, and the film will be available for streaming until 9 pm January 21. Click here to register >



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