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Memphis dreams : Searching for the promised land

Author: Peter JenningsCarrie CookLinda GarmonDorothy CottonDavid J GarrowAll authors
Publisher: Stamford, CT : ABC Video ; Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences [distributor], ©1999.
Series: Century., Events that shaped the world ;, 8.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Interviews
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentaries and factual films and video
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jennings; Carrie Cook; Linda Garmon; Dorothy Cotton; David J Garrow; Samuel Billy Kyles; Wyeth Chandler; James Netters; Jesse Epps; Fred L Davis; Frank McRae; Bill Rutherford; James Lawson, Rev.; Kenneth W Goings; Lewis Donelson; ABC News.; ABC Video (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 41985430
Notes: Closed captioned.
Credits: Series producer, Carrie Cook ; exec. producer, Tom Yellin ; photography, Robert Levi ; editors, Kief Davidson, Spiro Carras ; producer, Linda Garmon.
Performer(s): Commentary: Dorothy Cotton, David J. Garrow, Samuel Billy Kyles, Wyeth Chandler, James Netters, Jesse Epps, Fred L. Davis, Frank McRae, Bill Rutherford, James Lawson, Kenneth Goings, Lewis Donelson.
Description: 1 videocassette (46 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Century., Events that shaped the world ;, 8.
Other Titles: Searching for the promised land
Century: events that shaped the world.
Responsibility: with Peter Jennings ; ABC News.

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When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation.

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