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Martin Luther King, Jr : We Shall Overcome

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With the upcoming national celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday on January 16th, this Kanopy film has excerpts of some of his most eloquent and inspiring speeches.  He speaks of the rights of all people to achieve racial equality through ‘protest without violence’.   He felt empowered by the Christian faith and influenced by the demonstrations of Gandhi.

In the 11-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over 6 million miles and spoke over 2500 times, wherever there was a need to contest injustice and racial prejudice. Kanopy offers other films on this brilliant orator and writer.

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