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Rock Paper Scissors (Firm)

Works: 2 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 177 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Interviews 
Classifications: PN1997, 323.092
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Most widely held works by Rock Paper Scissors (Firm)
The witness : from the balcony of room 306( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I wondered for many years," reveals the Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, "why I was there at that crucial moment." Rev. Kyles stood only a few feet away from Dr. Martin Luther King when the eminent civil rights leader was assassinated. This Academy Award-nominated documentary features Rev. Kyles' reflections on the tragedy-and on the events leading up to it, most notably the sanitation workers' strike that Dr. King had come to Memphis to support. A view into the development of the SCLC's Poor People's Campaign, the film includes interviews with Maxine Smith, then executive secretary of the Memphis NAACP branch, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, former NAACP executive director, and Taylor Rodgers, one of the original sanitation workers who marched alongside Kind and Kyles, among others
The Witness : from the balcony of room 306( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film chronicles the final days and hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told through the eyes of his contemporary, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, who stood on the balcony with Dr. King when he was slain that fateful day at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. It follows Dr. King's efforts to gain community support for the striking sanitation workers in 1968 and the famous marches through Memphis. It contains stirring details about conversations with Dr. King moments before his passing. The 32-minute documentary short includes exclusive, never before seen commentary and interviews with Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Civil Rights Leader and former Executive Director of the NAACP, Mrs. Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary, NAACP Memphis Branch and Taylor Rodgers, one of the original sanitation workers who marched alongside King and Kyles, among others
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.17 for The witnes ... to 0.22 for The Witnes ...)