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MLK: The Assassination Tapes

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MLK: The Assassination Tapes 1 x 60'
On 4th April, 1968, Martin Luther King was gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. His death sparked a series of bloody riots across the country and nearly dealt a lethal blow the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. And it was call caught on film, tape and audio. This film brings together media resources from March and early April 1968 to paint a vivid portrait of what it was like to experience those days first hand.

What exists is more than 30 hours of television broadcasts along with more than 50 hours of radio broadcasts. Much of this collection has not been seen since it was first gathered in 1968.

There is no narrator, and there are no interviews. The film unfolds as if the viewer is watching television and flipping channels. It’s chillingly real, and profoundly inspiring.

Duration

1 x 60'

Awards

Peabody Award 2013, History/IMPACT Media Awards 2013 - Winner - Best History Production & Best Use of Archive in a History Production Winner - Realscreen Award 2013

Production Company

1895 Films

Broadcaster

Smithsonian Networks

Definition

HD

YOP

2011

Delivery

Immediately

Production Company
1895 Films
Broadcaster
Smithsonian Networks
Definition
HD
YOP
2011
Delivery
Immediately

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