AAMLO will celebrate the long legacy of Dr. King in Oakland, opens a new window, in person on Monday January 16, 2023.
This years feature films are:
The documentary captures the career and leadership of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement. Included in the film are comments honoring Dr King by Coretta Scott King, Desmond Tutu, John Lewis, Senator Edward Kennedy and more. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. (A Film for Children) https://oaklandlibrary.bibliocommons.com/events/639ba8b8fbf619d126c8febd
This short film for children introduces Dr. King as a young boy that grows into an inspiring man. The film allows children to relate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and introduces them to the serious topic of segregation.
The March: The Story of the Greatest March in America, opens a new window 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The film, "The March" recounts events of the 1963 March on Washington where 250,000 people came together to form the largest demonstration witness.
Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility, opens a new window 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
"Driving While Black" features African Americans sharing their experiences of a sense of freedom and mobility to keep moving forward in their lives. Although the automobile brought mobility and freedom it also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence.
American Masters: Maya Angelou, and Still I Rise, opens a new window 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Join us for a screening of "Maya Angelou: American Masters: Maya Angelou, and Still I Rise". Maya Angelou lived an extraordinary life, raising up from poverty, violence and racism to become a renowned author, poet, playwright and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou became a confidante to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X throughout their civil rights journey.
We hope you join us for this years IN PERSON MLK Film Festival