‘King’ documentary screened, discussed

Jan 10, 2013
A 1967 appearance of Martin Luther King Jr. on “The Mike Douglas Show” is a highlight of the documentary “King: Man of Peace in a Time of War.”

Thomaston — The Monday Morning Meeting and Thomaston Public Library will show the documentary film, “King: Man of Peace in a Time of War” Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the library in the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The 2007 film shows interviews of Martin Luther King Jr. and major leaders of the civil rights movement. Most remarkable is King’s 1967 appearance on “The Mike Douglas Show” speaking eloquently about civil rights and his opposition to the Vietnam War.

The screening’s sponsors wish to honor King for his lasting historical, political and social importance in American life, highlighting him as the eloquent exponent and leader of political non-violence. The film is one hour long and will be followed by a community response discussion until 8 p.m.

There is no admission fee; a contribution to the library is appreciated. For more information, call 354-9556 or send email to clavertu@gmail.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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