‘King in the Wilderness’ a Documentary

Join us for a free showing of the remarkable 2018 HBO documentary King in the Wilderness. | March 30 & April 3

East Springfield Branch
Saturday, March 30 | 3 – 5 PM | Ages 15 and up

Sixteen Acres Branch
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:15 – 8 PM | Ages 15 and up

Reverend Martin Luther King traveled to Memphis Tennessee to lead a non-violent march in support of sanitation workers quest for a living wage and humane working conditions. On April 4, 1968 Reverend King was murdered on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel.  According to the film’s producer the documentary “Chronicles the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, revealing a conflicted leader who faced an onslaught of criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. Dr. King’s unyielding belief in peaceful protest became a testing point for a nation on the brink of chaos.”

Refreshments compliments of the Friends of the Library.