Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., preserving his teachings and saving Atlanta’s history

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr., preserving his teachings and saving Atlanta’s history

Sometimes we take for granted Atlanta’s living history as the home of civil rights. That was reinforced to me on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 5 when the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation hosted a program featuring the documentary – King in the Wilderness – on the last three years of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.

Arthur Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series - King in the Wilderness

Arthur Blank Family Foundation Speaker Series - King in the Wilderness

2018 Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation's Speaker Series featuring HBO's King in the Wilderness.

Speaker series include: Penelope McPhee - Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, President Jacquelyn Glover, HBO Documentary Films, Senior Vice President Maya Mumma, Editor Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Film Participant Dr. C.T. Vivian, Film Participant Taylor Branch, Author, Historian and Executive Producer Peter Kunhardt, Director Fran Sterling, BlueShift Co-Founder & Partner Ayana Gabriel, Arthur Blank Family Foundation Program Officer Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2018 Student Leaders Summit - King in the Wilderness

2018 Student Leaders Summit - King in the Wilderness

2018 Student Leaders Panel hosted by Bank of America with Kunhardt Film Foundation. Moderated by: Andrew Plepler, Global Head of ESG, Bank of America Panelists: Peter Kunhardt, Director Bernard LaFayette, Film Participant Matthew Henderson, Associate Producer Teddy Kunhardt, Producer Rick Wade, Senior Advisor for President Obama's Campaigns

Decider

Decider

HBO’s ‘King in the Wilderness’ Offers New Insight Into Martin Luther King Jr.’s Darkest Days - April 2, 2018

It is incredibly difficult to make a documentary on a high-profile subject that feels fresh; these kinds of films often either get caught up in chronicling every single life detail or rehash facts that are already well-known, rendering the viewing experience largely unnecessary. HBO‘s King in the Wilderness does not fall victim to these plights.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

HBO documentary about MLK’s final years shows an exhausted, conflicted hero - April 1, 2018

It’s easy to make another documentary that further elevates the already-bolstered life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago this week in Memphis, when he was just 39 years old. The trickier task is to make a documentary that not only feels new but also brings King briefly back down to earth.

Vogue

Vogue

HBO’s King in the Wilderness Takes On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last Act - March 30, 2018

Next week, on April 4, it will be 50 years to the day since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. He was nine months shy of his 40th birthday, standing outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis, dressed to go to dinner at a friend’s house.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

HBO documentary 'King in the Wilderness' is a powerful look at the last years of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life - March 29, 2018

It is almost exactly half a century to the day since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in a motel in Memphis, Tenn., and in that span he has been apotheosized into something close to legend.

Variety

Variety

Sundance Film Review: ‘King in the Wilderness’ - January 23, 2018

A searing portrait of the last 18 months of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life captures the Civil Rights leader in a purgatory of anxiety and conflict.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

'King in the Wilderness': Film Review | Sundance 2018 - January 22, 2018

Multiple Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt examines the conflicted period between the Voting Rights Act and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in this probing study for HBO

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