The Way Forward: MLK’s Prophetic Vision - 3DVDs, 6CDs (Silver Version)
The Way Forward: MLK’s Prophetic Vision -  3DVDs, 6CDs (Silver Version)
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Product Code: PCDMLK18

3 DVDs & Six CDs

1. King: A Filmed Record: Montgomery to Memphis A history which is as relevant now as when it was originally conceived. It is also art. It is a biography of the civil rights movement, as well as a portrait of MLK and a record of what he achieved. In this epic documentary nothing is contrived or reenacted; the authenticity and power of the visual images have the immediacy of the events recorded by the newsreel and television cameras on the scene. It documents the life and work of MLK and his campaign for racial equality and social justice. It uses only original newsreel and genuine footage from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 until MLK’s assassination in 1968. The events are allowed to speak for themselves. The soundtrack bursts with vitality — the roar of police motorcycles, bombs, burning crosses, ambulances, gospel, shouts, the massed crowds before ...the speeches of the man himself.

2. The Other America
Arguably the most comprehensive speech of MLKs philosophy and political outlook
delivered in the final year of his life. It is a speech about the
intersectionality of race and class in the United States as the modifiers of all relations in this country. Delivered at Stanford University in April 1967 MLK speaks not of a “dream” but of the nightmarish economic system that must be “overcome”. MLK trumpets the conditions of the 'work-starved men searching for jobs that do not exist' and living on a ‘lonely island of poverty surrounded by an ocean of material prosperity,' the disparities in wealth distribution and the racism/discrimination that are the DNA which defines America. Sadly, to say, but this profound, prophetic speech still defines America today, but embedded in its very critique is the way forward.
>3. At the River I Stand
>Memphis, Spring 1968 marks the climax of the civil rights era and its evolution on the road to self-determination to “black power”. At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together. It further explores the social conflicts and contradictions of what was to be the final campaign of MLK and then the significance of one of this nation’s most scattering events: the assassination of MLK in Memphis, as he was poised to venture even deeper into a critique of capitalism leading the Poor Peoples Campaign to Washington. This documentary brings into sharp relief issues that have only become more urgent in the intervening years: the connection between economic and civil rights, debates over strategies for change, the demand for full inclusion of African Americans in all aspects of American life and the fight for dignity for public employees and all working people - indeed the fight for power to the people!

Six CD Set of Speeches & Sermons:

One of the most comprehensive and influential set of MLK’s most defining
speeches: MLK addressing unions, Local 1199 and District 65 UAW; his, All Labor has Dignity; his haunting last sermon I’ve Been to the Mountaintop Top, delivered to Memphis Sanitation their 1968 strike; and Where to we Go From Here, delivered at the SCLC Conference in 1967; and his The Drum Major Instinct, delivered in February 1968; MLK’s speech in NYC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (recently discovered); The Three Evils speech given at the first and only National Conference for New Politics, which emphasizes American's three deadliest sins, war, racism and poverty; MLK at UCLA April 1965 speech which traces African American history and protest ending with Selma and the imperative for Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act.

Plus commemorative speeches on the life and contributions of MLK by Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, Angela Davis Opel Tometi, co-founder Black Lives Matter and an extraordinary poetic tribute by Sonia Sanchez.
Six CD Set of Speeches & Sermons

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