On the evening of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday celebration, we will be watching The Promised Land 1967-68, an episode from "America at the Racial Crossroads" which was originally part of the Eyes on The Prize film documentary. This 60 minute documentary begins where our film series last January visited with King, starting with his public and controversial declaration against the Vietnam War, then taking us through the last year of his life. Touchingly, there is footage from King's last birthday party in this episode.
The film features King's growing vision and work with many others towards the 1968 Poor People's Campaign. As our nation faces the tragic ongoing consequences of growing income inequality here and around the world, we can draw strength from King's analysis and vision, continuing to call for a national "revolution of conscience," and working to build a more just economy for all.
The Building a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence Film Series is sponsored by Pace e Bene, AFSC, Temple Beth Jacob, NH Peace Action, the Concord UU Church, and the NH United Church of Christ Peace with Justice Advocates. Films are shown on the 3rd Monday of each month. Admission is free, with donations encouraged. Discussion follows the film each month.
LR Berger, (603) 496-1056.