The biopic covers the ups & downs of the life of Aretha Franklin from age 10 through her recording of her most popular album “Amazing Grace.”
John Lewis: Get in the Way (2020)
The story of CR leader turned US Congressman John lewis, from his sharecropping days through Sit-ins & Freedom Rides to his beating at Selma & years as the “Conscience of Congress.”
Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
Screenplay by Cynthia Whitcomb, based on the book by Sheyann Webb & Rachel West Nelson, told to Frank Sikora. Cast & characters: Sheyann Webb – Jurnee Smollett; Rachel West – Stephanie Zandra Peyton; Martin Luther King, Jr. -Clifton Powell; Jonathan Daniels – Mackenzie Astin; Betty Webb – Ella Joyce; John Webb – Afemo Omilami; …
I am Not Your Negro (2016)
James Baldwin’s voice is as prophetic today as ever. Click the image to read my entire review.
Prepare for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by going to see this wonderful movie. Click the movie’s title to read my entire review.
Easter & Ralph Abernathy
Yesterday my Palm Sunday sermon “What a Week: From Joy to Anguish to Victory” was better received than any I’ve preached at Bond Hill PC, mainly due to my use of something written by Ralph Abernathy in 1968 at this time of the church year. While reading a wonderful book FREEDOM DAYS I came across …
Cesar Chavez (2014)
The true story of how Cesar Chavez organized grape pickers to form the UFW and how he triumphed over powerful enemies for better wages & conditions.
This made-for-TV miniseries is a good, solid introduction to Dr. King’s life, and it’s available from Amazon and Netflix. CLICK on the film’s title to read my entire review.