Skip to main content
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Email share
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

86th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Sunday, Jan. 16, at 1 PM

 
Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, Jan. 17, at 9 PM

 

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts this hour-long documentary that highlights the 2021 winners of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and their important work. THE ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARDS is the only national juried prize recognizing literature that has made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity. 

The honorees share readings of their award-winning works in the documentary. In addition, the film covers the inspiring history of the awards and its ties to Cleveland. The program also serves to amplify diverse voices and fosters dialogue about inclusivity that transcends the digital divide. During the current movement for racial equality, the necessity of these writings is as great as ever.


 

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With Infinite Hope: MLK and the Civil Rights Movement

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Monday, Jan. 17, at 3 PM

 

WITH INFINITE HOPE looks back at the life, leadership, and legacy of The Rev. 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 4th, 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. 


 

Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Legacy of Love

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, Jan. 17, at 8:30 PM

 

This documentary reveals the romantic relationship between Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr. when they met as college students; where they came from, where they went and what they were doing; and their dreams for a life of activism and family. From the beginning, they were committed to making the country a better place. In the end, they made the world a better place. The film shows that history and makes it relevant to today’s audiences—utilizing living witnesses, interactive storytelling and graphic animation.

Learn More About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Join PBS LearningMedia in observing and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with this special collection of resources related to Dr. King and his achievements. 

VIEW THE RESOURCES


 

Martin Luther King, Jr. | Civil Rights Leader

Martin Luther King, Jr. | Civil Rights Leader

In this lesson, students will watch a video about Dr. King that emphasizes his commitment to nonviolence. They will then examine and analyze a 1956 flyer and a 1966 photograph that illustrate King’s approach to maintaining nonviolence. The lesson culminates with a comparison to other leaders who have been consistently nonviolent in spite of great personal risk.

VIEW THE RESOURCES