The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Coretta Scott King (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Philip Harrison (3 episodes, 1978)
Lonny Chapman ...
 Chief Frank Holloman (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Robert F. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Damon Lockwood (3 episodes, 1978)
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 William Sullivan (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Stanley Levison (3 episodes, 1978)
William Jordan ...
 John F. Kennedy (3 episodes, 1978)
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
 Lyndon Johnson (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Jerry Waring (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Bull Connor (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Andrew Young (3 episodes, 1978)
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 David Beamer (3 episodes, 1978)
Dolph Sweet ...
 J. Edgar Hoover (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Malcolm X (3 episodes, 1978)
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 A.D. King (3 episodes, 1978)
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The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

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The character of Jerry Waring is based on C.T. Vivian. The reason for the name change is unknown. See more »

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Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Powerful story and portrayal turned a sceptic into a believer
18 July 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Made at a time before King had achieved public sainthood and acceptance by the ruling class, this mini-series changed the way many people felt about civil rights. Expertly scripted and directed by Abby Mann, the film centers on Paul Winfield's excellent interpretation of a man who was a great poet and writer as well as a leader. If it's ever released on DVD, it will be recognized as a classic biography.


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