Most widely held works by Lewis Donelson
Memphis dreams Searching for the promised land ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation.
Channel One news. 1994-01-14, Martin Luther King the final speech in Memphis ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"In March 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Memphis, Tennessee to rally support for a group of striking sanitation workers. The strike was dividing the city; pitting the Mayor and the predominately white City Council against the all black sanitation workers. Through two witnesses, the Reverend Samuel Kyles, a prominent civil rights activist in Memphis at that time and Lewis Donelson, a former member of the Memphis City Council, Channel One traces the events that led King to Memphis in the spring of 19689 [i.e. 1968] and to what would be his final civil rights battle. On April 3, when King delivered his famous 'Mountain Top Speech' from the pulpit of the Masonic temple, negotiations between the strikers and the City were deadlocked. For those who heard his speech that night, it changed their lives--not only because of the power of King's words, but also because of King's own eerie sense that his death was imminent. Reverend Samuel Kyles was one of those witnesses. Through his testimony, Reverend Kyle takes us on a step by step journey that explores the difficult plight of the sanitation workers and the gradual decision by Martin Luther King to become involved in the strike. Reverend Kyles sets the stage for the confrontation and gives us a very personal glimpse into the final days of Martin Luther King's life"--1994 Peabody Awards entry form.
African Americans African Americans--Civil rights Assassination Civilization Civil rights Civil rights movements Civil rights workers Donelson, Lewis Films for the hearing impaired Friendship History Interviews King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968 Kyles, Samuel Billy Nineteen sixties Sanitation Workers Strike (Memphis, Tennessee : 1968) Southern States Strikes and lockouts--Sanitation Tennessee--Memphis United States