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
Grade Levels: 7 to Adult