Artists' Television Access

At the River I Stand

International ANSWER Film Series

Thursday, April 8, 2004, 7:30 pm, $5

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniversary of his death, International ANSWER presents “At the River I Stand”, with a report on the life of MLK and his role in the anti-war movement

Memphis, Spring 1968, marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights
movement. At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful
months that transformed a local labor dispute into a national
conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came
together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. This 58-minute documentary brings into sharp relief issues
that have only become more urgent in the intervening years: the connection
between economic and civil rights, the debate over violent vs. nonviolent
change, and the demand for full inclusion of African Americans in American
life. 56 minutes, 1993

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