Tuesday, April 03, 2018

The Legacy of MLK: Detroit Public Television brings you special programming

The Legacy of Martin Luther King

Detroit Public Television brings you special programming on the 50th anniversary of the assassination
of the great civil rights leader

WATCH: Beginning tonight at 8 p.m. 

Those of us of a certain age will never forget that tragic day 50 years ago when we learned of the death of Martin Luther King. Since that time, much has changed in this nation – often as a result of his historic  work – and much remains to be done to realize his dream.

Starting this evening, DPTV offers two special programs reflecting on the life and legacy of Dr. King. At 8 p.m., “American Experience – Roads to Memphis” presents an emotional account of the events that led to the assassination in 1968, telling contrasting stories of the civil rights leader and James Earl Ray, through the words of King’s closest confidants.

Immediately afterward at 9 p.m., watch the first episode of a two-part series, “Black America Since MLK,” featuring everyone’s favorite historian and teacher, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he leads us on a journey through African-American history, from the Selma marches in 1965 through the presidency of Barack Obama. The series concludes at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

This is moving, meaningful television, the kind our viewers have come to expect from DPTV and PBS. We invite you and your family to join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.

We invite your to join us and hope you’ll share this email with your community.

Rich Homberg
President and CEO
Detroit Public Television
248-640-4169 - rhomberg@dptv.org  - @RichHomberg

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