King Poster

Release Date: 1978

Not Yet Rated|4 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Championing nonviolent protest during the civil rights movement in the American South, Martin Luther King Jr. (Paul Winfield), a Baptist minister, becomes one of the most powerful and inspirational leaders during the turbulent era of the 1950s and '60s. However, being at the top only makes King more of a target, as he is always under threats from law enforcement officials, politicians and bigots. Never backing down from his lot, King undauntedly fights for equality, despite the personal risk.

Cast: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Ossie Davis, Gwen Nelson, Pat Keen, David Marlow

Director: Abby Mann

Genres: Biography

Keywords: Emotional, Wife, Inspiring, Sacrifice, Fall, 1950s, Rise, 1960s

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special