Martin Luther King Jr. Day
About This Collection
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., January 20th, 2014 is observed to celebrate the late Civil Rights Movement leader. Also in recognition of his legacy, the holiday serves as a national day of service - a "day on, not a day off" - which "empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a 'Beloved Community.'"
Episodes In This Collection
A Ripple of Hope
A retelling of the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room. A Ripple of Hope narrates those events through the eyes of those who were there, and follows the steps of Robert Kennedy as he responds with courage and compassion.