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42 Min. Television Documentary
Philip Shane, Editor
Producer: Linda Garmon
Executive Producers: Peter Jennings, Tom Yellin, Mark Obenhaus
Emmy Award, Outstanding Historical Program
When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968, Memphis became a symbol of hope extinguished. This ABC News program anchored by Peter Jennings reveals the tragic story of the African-American experience, documenting the brutal reality of slavery, the milestones in the heroic struggle for fundamental rights and self-esteem, and the killing of America’s greatest civil rights leader.