MLK: The Assassination Tapes

  • 2012
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Recalling the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, as well as the events that preceded and followed it. The documentary features footage that originally aired in 1968 and audiotapes of police calls from the tragic day. Included: King's visits to the city to march with the striking sanitation workers; his famed "Mountaintop"...

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MLK's Last Speech
02:14 — "I've seen the Promised Land," Martin Luther King Jr. said in a speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968. He was assassinated the following day. From: MLK: (more…)
Keeping Dr. King's Dream Alive
01:43 — Senator Ted Kennedy spoke to the thousands of people who came to Memphis to commemorate the death of Martin Luther King Jr. one year after his death. (more…)
Remembering the Aftermath of a Tragic Event
04:02 — We sit down with Lonnie Bunch, the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to hear his personal recollections of the (more…)
The Aftermath of the Assassination
02:44 — In the hours following the assassination of Dr. King, public figures like Jesse Jackson and Bobby Kennedy voiced their reactions publicly. From: MLK: (more…)

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  • Premiered: February 12, 2012
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Recalling the April 4, 1968, assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, as well as the events that preceded and followed it. The documentary features footage that originally aired in 1968 and audiotapes of police calls from the tragic day. Inc… (more)

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