This important program features original news footage of segregation and violence against blacks that took place in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is portrayed — behind bars— in the act of writing his famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” a document that would become one of the fundamental arguments behind the civil rights movement. Hosted by Robert Guillaume. An LCA release.
ALA Selected Films For Young Adults
Chicago International Film Festival
26 minutes • Color