Citizen King

08.28.2013

To mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, join us at Roesch Library and view the documentary Citizen King. Two screenings will take place on August 29, 2013: 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The film will be shown in the Roesch Library 1st floor Group FlexSpace. This event is free and open to all. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch or dinner. 

Citizen King begins on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tenn. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose oratory is etched into the minds of millions of Americans, a civil rights activist whose words and image are more hotly contested, negotiated and sold than almost anyone else’s in American history.

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