Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Programming
Posted on Jan 7, 2020
With Infinite Hope: MLK and The Civil Rights Movement
Take a look back at the life, leadership and legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program follows King's career from his hiring at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and leadership of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, through his death on April 4, 1968 in Memphis. The documentary includes interviews with people who participated in well-known events of the Civil Rights Movement: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Freedom Rides, the Birmingham Children's March, Selma and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike.
Sunday, January 19 at 2 p.m. on Austin PBS
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert with The Cleveland Orchestra
Hosted by actor James Pickens, Jr., the concert features the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by music director Franz Welser-Most. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, the performance includes classical selections by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Verdi as well as hymns and spirituals including "Down by the Riverside," "Precious Lord" and "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
Sunday, January 19 at 3 p.m. and Monday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on Austin PBS