Rarely Seen Film “King: A Filmed Record” Traces MLK’s Struggle from Montgomery to Memphis

By | February 26, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Rarely Seen Film “King: A Filmed Record” Traces MLK’s Struggle from Montgomery to Memphis

In a Black History Month special, Democracy Now! aired excerpts of a rarely seen Oscar-nominated documentary about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the rise of the civil rights movement. Produced by Ely Landau, “King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis” is made from original newsreel footage and other original video footage shot of marches, rallies and church services. “King” was originally screened for one night only in 1970 in more than 600 theaters across the United States, but has rarely been seen since. The almost hour-long video includes extensive footage of the film, featuring a historic look at the eight-year period that led up to the 1963 March on Washington, D.C.

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