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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: MLK's Dream of Economic Justice

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Martin Luther King had long known that racial equality was inextricably linked to economic equity-fairness for all, including working people and the poor. In the last year of his life, Dr. King announced the Poor People's Campaign to demand an "economic bill of rights" for all Americans, regardless of color. But nearly a half-century later, that dream is still a dream deferred. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch and author and theologian James Cone join Bill to discuss Dr. King's vision of economic justice...and why so little has changed for America's most oppressed. Also on the show, poet Kyle Dargan, whose poetry provides a window into the humanity that Branch and Cone say is essential to get people working towards justice, visits Bill to talk about and read from his work.
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57 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 25, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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MLK's Dream of Economic Justice
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (1:16)
  • Moyers Introduces His Guests (2:55)
  • Call For Economic Justice (2:06)
  • Memphis Sanitation Strike (2:36)
  • Poverty Then and Now (1:24)
  • "A Radical Revolution of Values" (2:51)
  • Expanding The Focus (1:39)
  • Economic Bill of Rights (1:53)
  • Freedom From Fear (3:25)
  • Memphis Riots (2:51)
  • Effectiveness of Non-Violence (1:42)
  • Freedom Versus Poverty (1:03)
  • Labor Unions' Support (1:58)
  • Today's Erosion of Rights (1:41)
  • Liberation Theology (2:30)
  • If MLK Were Here Today (1:36)
  • Poet Kyle Dargan (2:31)
  • The Effect of Environment (2:36)
  • Why Not Move Up? (2:42)
  • Drugs Trump Obama's Hope (5:07)
  • Hip Hop as Poetry (2:29)
  • "Rest In Peace" Tee Shirts (3:24)
  • Credits: Moyers & Company: MLK's Dream of Economic Justice (2:30)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
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Broadcast date: April 5, 2013.
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53366 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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