Martin Luther King

“I didn’t want to just look on“

Martin Luther King, born and raised in the household of a pastor, was one of the privileged blacks. He saw and experienced the injustice of social oppression and racism, which were particularly pronounced in the Southern States of the USA, and some of which are still lingering today. He called for demonstrations and civil disobedience and became the spokesman for the Civil Rights Movement of the USA: ”But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt.“ In his famous speech Martin Luther King referred to the “inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” established in the American Declaration of Independence: ”I have a dream – I have a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream“, King announced his utopia of a just America amid tremendous applause from the crowd. In spite of the violent repressions of the demonstrations he remained an ardent proponent of nonviolent resistance, deeply impressed by Mahatma Gandhi and the Bible. In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Price. The film shows moving moments of the life and achievements of Martin Luther King up to his assassination. Together with the teaching material in the data section, the DVD is perfectly suited for use in the classroom.

  • Article no.: 4669631
  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
  • Length: 29:48 min
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