As a student at Howard University, I remember well the day the 2nd historic March on Washington happened. It was arctic cold and Dr. King’s birthday was still not recognized like the national holiday we know today. There were a few states holding out, so the March on Washington happened spearheaded by Stevie Wonder who penned s song for the occasion.
Ironically enough, it was President Ronald Reagan who signed the bill into existence on November 2, 1983 with his widow Coretta Scott King present for this historic occasion.
In celebration of Dr. King and his legacy, here is a list of films chronicling the life of this man along with his famous speeches “Mountaintop” and “I Have a Dream”
You can also catch the made for television series by PBS – Eyes On The Prize on Amazon.com and a King movie especially made for children…
Enjoy, Embrace and Remember although much progress is made…we still have a long way to go. Nominated for two Academy Awards this year, SELMA is the recent film specifically dealing with the infamous Montgomery, Alabama march and is in theaters now. For my review…click on the link below