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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1978  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »
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 Coretta Scott King 3 episodes, 1978
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 Philip Harrison 3 episodes, 1978
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 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
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 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
Roger Robinson ...
 Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth 3 episodes, 1978
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 Bernard Lee 3 episodes, 1978
Robert Christian ...
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Dallas Edward Hayes ...
 McKeecham 3 episodes, 1978
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 Sheriff Corruthers 3 episodes, 1978
Eric Olson ...
 Robert Kennedy's son 3 episodes, 1978
Gene Woodbury ...
Alveda King ...
 Babysitter 3 episodes, 1978
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 Reporter 3 episodes, 1978
Julian Bond ...
Ed Call ...
Ladonna Carter ...
 Bonnie King 3 episodes, 1978
Ramsey Clark ...
Hope Clarke ...
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 Young White Man 3 episodes, 1978
Christine King ...
 Ferris Church Soloist 3 episodes, 1978
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 Harold O'Connor 3 episodes, 1978
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 SNCC Militant 3 episodes, 1978
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Bernice King ...
Dexter King ...
 Student #2 3 episodes, 1978
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 Rev. Briggs 3 episodes, 1978
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Royce Wallace ...
 Mrs. Parker 3 episodes, 1978
Frances E. Williams ...
 Mrs. Cumby 3 episodes, 1978
Wycliffe Young ...
 McDonald 3 episodes, 1978
Don Chambers ...
 Policeman 3 episodes, 1978
Jeri Gray ...
 Screaming Mourner in Funeral 3 episodes, 1978
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 Alabama State Trooper 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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12 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Martin Luther King  »

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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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Features Mister Ed (1958) See more »

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Martin and Malcolm
28 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

A poster here made mention that Malcolm X and Dr. King had never met, which isn't true. They had met, once, but briefly. There's even a famous picture depicting said meeting, with the two of them smiling. Had Malcolm not been assassinated, who knows what they could have accomplished together. I would love to have been a fly on the wall for whatever the conversation they had was. I like to think that theirs would have been a strong alliance of an interfaith nature, working to address the lack of human rights, not just for black people, but for all people. They would have also address poverty together, which Dr. King was already addressing. Malcolm might have also spoken out, like King,(and eventually, Muhammad Ali, who came to Islam under the tutelage of Malcolm X)against the Vietnam War. One wonders at what might have been and weeps at what took place.


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