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The witness from the balcony of room 306

Author: Adam Pertofsky; Rock Paper Scissors (Firm); National Civil Rights Museum.
Publisher: [Memphis, Tenn.] : The National Civil Rights Museum : Rock Paper Scissors [distributor], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"""I wondered for many years, "" reveals the Rev. Billy Kyles, ""why I was there at that crucial moment."" Rev. Kyles stood only a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King when the eminent civil rights leader was assassinated. This Academy Award-nominated documentary features Rev. Kyles' reflections on the tragedy-and on the events leading up to it, most notably the sanitation workers' strike that Dr. King had come  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Interviews
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Samuel Billy Kyles; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Samuel Billy Kyles
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Pertofsky; Rock Paper Scissors (Firm); National Civil Rights Museum.
OCLC Number: 810217335
Notes: This film was made possible by the National Civil Rights Museum.
Performer(s): Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, Maxine Smith, Dr. Benjamin J. Hooks, Taylor Rogers
Description: 1 videodisc (33 minutes.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD
Responsibility: a Rock Paper Scissors production ; director, Adam Pertofsky ; editor, David Brodie.

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"""I wondered for many years, "" reveals the Rev. Billy Kyles, ""why I was there at that crucial moment."" Rev. Kyles stood only a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King when the eminent civil rights leader was assassinated. This Academy Award-nominated documentary features Rev. Kyles' reflections on the tragedy-and on the events leading up to it, most notably the sanitation workers' strike that Dr. King had come to Memphis to support. A compelling view into the development of the SCLC's Poor People's Campaign, the film includes interviews with Maxine Smith, then executive secretary of the Memphis NAACP branch, and Dr. Benjamin Hooks, former NAACP executive director. (33 minutes)."

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