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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Historical Perspective
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2004
Format: DVD
I first saw this documentary air on television. I knew then how important it was that I add it to my vast CD and DVD collection. The film itself is a brief but, informative look into a movement that was led by one of the greatest figures of our time. Just when I thought I knew everything there was to know about the life of Dr. King; along comes yet another documentary that contains a few interesting facts that I had no knowledge of.
Being a native of Birmingham Alabama, this documentary holds a personal meaning for me. This DVD chronicles Dr. King's journey from the streets of Montgomery Alabama to Birmingham Alabama where the heart of the civil rights movement unfolds with a realness never before seen in history. It also takes a look into his role in making a difference in the civil rights movement.
I'm buying it not only as a collectors item, but as a historical learning tool for my younger family members who have yet to know the sacrifices and trials of the man known as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A man who left behind a legacy of greatness. A great orator whose speeches will forever stand for all times. A leader who put himself on the frontline of a struggle which was met with great violence; only to preach "non-violence" to the people. I 'strongly' recommend this DVD to people of ALL races and backgrounds. For those who have seen other documentaries on Dr. King; some of the footage may seem brief by comparison, but those with little knowledge of Dr. King's life will be surprised, pleased, shocked, and informed.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2003
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
Do not purchase this DVD. It doesn't even have the March on WAshington speech in its entirety. I thought that it would be equal in quality to the "Montgomery to Memphis" documentary of which I have an old copy. It wasn't even remotely close. So take my advice. Pass on this purchase and hope that some day there will be a DVD version of the original "Montgomery to Memphis" video.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2001
Format: VHS TapeVerified Purchase
Well I purchased this video believing that I would get a better perspective on Dr. King's speeches, but I was somewhat disappointed. First, this tape is recorded in EP/LP (long play) speed. Therefore it is easily visible to notice the inferior quality of the recording. The documentary is only a hour long, there shouldn't of been a reason to apply it in long play mode. I was appreciative of the time spent on his second triumph-the war on povery and his staunch opposition to the Vietnam War. But when the video gets near the end and ventures on the Memphis sanitation workers strike in March/April 1968. You see footage from his 1966 Chicago equal housing campaign.
The bottom line is that I wouldn't recomend this video. Oh yah, Martin was born with the name of Michael Luther King jr.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2014
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I use this documentary when teaching about the civil rights movement. It is appropriate for children middle school age and up, and gives them a deeper understanding of what Dr. Martin Luther King contributed. I'm very excited to own it.
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on January 22, 2015
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Enjoy anything pertaining to this great Apostle of the Love Ethic. His words and insights are still ringing in the ears of all who will listen , learn and apply them. May God forever bless the memory of this man.
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on February 28, 2013
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I WOULD RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYBODY THIS PART OF OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY, TO KNOW WHAT STRUGLE THE PEOPLE INDURED AND WENT THROUGH IN ORDER FOR US TODAY TO LIVE THE LIFE OF WHAT WE LIVE TODAY
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on February 22, 2014
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Very well put together. Enjoyed the history of what happened to Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Recommend it to anyone.
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on April 27, 2015
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Martin talk about well in this video and I like the DVD quality of the documentary.
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on December 14, 2014
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Outstanding DVD. Thanks for your business.
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on September 27, 2014
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VERY GOOD TO LISTEN TO WONDERFUL
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