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Kyles, Samuel Billy

Overview
Works: 17 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 558 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Short films  Biographical films  Historical films  Interviews 
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 323.092
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Most widely held works about Samuel Billy Kyles
 
Most widely held works by Samuel Billy Kyles
The Witness : from the balcony of room 306( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 205 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
Death in Memphis : the mysterious assassination of Martin Luther King( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968 as well as his career. It examines the possibility that James Earl Ray was not the only shooter or totally innocent of the crime. It looks at the FBI's surveillance of Dr. King and J. Edgar Hoover's feelings about him
Memphis dreams : Innocence and rebellion( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis: Iconoclastic phenomenon, inciting hysteria in teenagers and indignation in parents. On his way to the top he combined the R & B of the Mississippi delta with rockabilly and tapped into the turbulent forces of youth, sexuality, class, and race, transforming American culture. This program documents the astounding career of Elvis Presley, from his first hits with Sun Records to his final days at Graceland. In the words of John Lennon, "Before Elvis there was nothing."
Memphis dreams : Searching for the promised land( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights activist and pastor Reverend Samuel “Billy” Kyles was born on September 26, 1934 in Shelby, Mississippi. In 1959, Kyles became founding pastor of Monumental Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. When Memphis sanitation workers went on strike in 1968, Kyles invited Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to speak at a rally. Accompanying King during his visit, Kyles witnessed King’s assassination and was one of the people with him during his final hour. Continuing his commitment to the Civil Rights Movement, Kyles served as a founding member of the National Board of People United to Save Humanity (PUSH) and the executive director of Rainbow/PUSH-Memphis. Kyles worked on Reverend Jesse Jackson's 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns and was a delegate to First African National Congress. He was appointed by the Clinton administration to serve on the Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad. Kyles passed away on April 26, 2016 at age 81
The Assassination of Martin Luther King( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The FBI and the CIA once called Martin Luther King, Jr. the most dangerous man in the U.S. William Sullivan, assistant director of the FBI, once urged Dr. King to kill himself for the good of the country in a document recently declassified. This documentary examines the government's involvement in harassment of Dr. King. Uses a variety of recently declassified information--including private conversations taped at the Johnson White House--to re-examine the counter-intelligence programs that preceded the assassination. Also investigates the conviction of James Earl Ray, who has never been placed at the scene of the crime by any credible witnesses. Includes new interviews with Rev. James Lawson, who invited Dr. King to Memphis; Wayne Chastain, who was the first reporter to interview James Earl Ray; Athan Theoharis, who received access to declassified FBI files; and Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles, who spent the last hour with Dr. King
White House Conference on Hate Crimes by White House Conference on Hate Crimes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speakers and panelists discuss the problem of hate crimes in the United States. President Clinton speaks about some of the things the national government has begun to do to battle hate crimes. Each of the panelists describes experiences with hate crimes and how they think hate crimes should be handled
The century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video Innocence and rebellion documents the career of Elvis Presley, from his first hits with Sun Records to his final days at Graceland. The video Searching for the promised land 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, the killing of the civil rights leader and its impact the nation
The civil rights movement in the South : [Memphis, Tenn.]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil rights activist Rev. Kyles spoke about the civil rights movement in the United States. He was close to Dr. Martin Luther King and was with him the day Dr. King was assassinated; he was also coordinator of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaign. He talked about integration of public schools and the "power of one" and the differences one individual can make. Followed by audience questions
Samuel Billy Kyles : classroom discussion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samuel Billy Kyles holds a question and answer session forum with University of Kentucky students after giving a public lecture on race and religion
[Channel One news. the final speech in Memphis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Channel One news is a educational news program directed at elementary and high school students. This program includes footage of striking sanitation workers, city council meetings, confrontations between police and strikers, protest marchers, and excerpts from Martin Luther King's final speech
A salute to freedom : Cut Time players & Rev. Billy Kyles by CutTime Players (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

22nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Breakfast, Monday, January 15, 2007 by Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Breakfast( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Eyewitness to Dr. King's assassination"--Cover
Webcast honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Webcast videorecording of Northwestern University's commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2002 featuring speeches and musical performances
Daisy Bates honorary banquet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kyles, Billy

Kyles, Samuel B.

Kyles, Samuel B. (Samuel Billy)

Languages
English (32)