Monday, January 17, 2011

Videos About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day in the US and many schools are closed in observance of the day. If your school is open today or you're looking for some resources about Martin Luther King to use in the next couple of days, here are some video resources that you can use.

A Man of Peace in a Time of War is a 2007 film about the life of Dr. King. The one hour film includes interviews with people who knew Dr. King and with notable people, including Colin Powell, who were influenced by Dr. King. As always, Snag Learning has some discussion questions to accompany the film.

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Below is a video of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.


On Hulu there is an NBC News Time Capsule that includes one of the first in-depth television interviews given by Dr. King. The interview was first broadcast in 1957.


Here is Walter Cronkite broadcasting the news of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968.


For more good resources for teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr. see Larry Ferlazzo's excellent list.