Ideal for acquainting a new generation with the man behind the dream of equality for all, Legacy of a Dream is a 24 minute film that uses selected footage from the 180 minute Academy Award nominated documentary “KING: A Filmed Record; Montgomery to Memphis” to present a shorter account of Dr. King’s non-violent campaign for civil rights and social justice. It uses only original newsreel and other primary material, unvarnished and unretouched, and covers the period from the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through his assassination in 1968. This film has a powerful narration spoken by James Earl Jones and provides an excellent overview of the struggle for civil rights and “the right to protest for right.”
Edmund W. Gordon, John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus Yale University and founder of Head Start, after viewing declared, “…a splendid documentary. I would enthusiastically endorse the idea of making access to this material available to school children in middle and high school.” Richard Kaplan, the producer, says, “This is an opportunity to acquaint a new generation with an essential chapter of our history. As the philosopher George Santayana has said “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”” Elizabeth Sheldon, Vice President of Kino Lorber, “LEGACY OF A DREAM is a rare resource of archival material that will bring Dr. King to life for a new generation.”
Free Streaming and downloading available to all students and classrooms in America and Canada. For more information, visit http://alivemindcinema.com/legacy/.