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Fri January 17, 2014
WPM MLK Day Specials - Monday Jan. 20th
2pm - King’s Last March
Although it was one of the most challenging and controversial chapters of his career, the final year of King's life has not been the focus of significant public attention. This dramatic and illuminating documentary uses a rich mix of archival tape, oral histories and contemporary interviews to paint a vivid picture of what may have been the most difficult year of Dr. King's life.
8pm - A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.
In this hour-long special, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause.