I attended a special screening for NBC News & MSNBC’s original documentary film ‘HOPE & FURY: MLK, THE MOVEMENT AND THE MEDIA’
at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta last night (March 27, 2018).
The release of the documentary marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis and the screening event was held in honor of Dr. King and the legacy of the civil rights movement.
Andy Lack, NBC News Chairman and Executive Producer, introduced the riveting documentary, and afterwards MSNBC host Joy Reid moderated a conversation about the power of images during the civil rights movement with panelists Rev. Al Sharpton; Hank Klibanoff, Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of “The Race Beat”; and Phil Bertelsen, award-winning producer and director of the film.
Special guests in attendance included Kathleen Cleaver, civil rights activist and former Black Panther; Deborah Watts, cousin of Emmett Till; and C.T. Vivian, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
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