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[live] MLK Jr. Holiday 2021 Film Festival (Jan. 15-18)

Friday, January 15, 2021 – All Day | Cost: FREE
Host: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institiute, Stanford University.

See entire schedule below!

Where: Please register here for free tickets!



For this year’s King Holiday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a free, four-day webinar and film festival, from the evening of Jan. 15 through Jan.18, 2021.

On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the festival will feature twenty documentaries as well as musical performances and conversations that speak to Dr. King’s unanswered question: “Where do we go from here?”


The films and performances made available through our festival include the following:


Friday, January 15, 2021 — Opening Night

  • At the Table with Dr. King | More Info
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Through the Eyes of Children | More Info
  • One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir | Trailer

Saturday, January 16, 2021 — Where Are We?

  • Berkeley in the Sixties | Trailer
  • Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin | Trailer
  • Freedom On My Mind: The Story of Freedom Summer | Trailer
  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket | Trailer
  • Love and Solidarity: Rev. James Lawson & Nonviolence in the Search for Workers’ Rights | Trailer

Sunday, January 17, 2021 — Who Are We?

  • Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine | Trailer
  • Blacks and Jews | Trailer
  • Have You Heard From Johannesburg? | Trailer
  • Mother, Daughter, Sister | Trailer
  • In The Name of Love: 19th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | More Info
  • The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature | Trailer

Monday, January 18, 2021 — Where Should We Go?

  • At the River I Stand: The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike and the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King | Trailer
  • I Am MLK Jr. | Trailer
  • King in the Wilderness | Trailer
  • The March | Trailer
  • We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest | Trailer


These cover a range of topics, from the history of the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements to James Baldwin and Martin Luther King’s global visions. Although we have organized the films thematically into days, registrants will be able to view these films throughout the King Holiday weekend on their own schedules via links we will provide in the upcoming weeks to your email via Eventbrite.

The festival will introduce the World House Project, a new initiative of the King Institute in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. This festival is also in partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, California Newsreel, the Camera as Witness Program (Stanford Arts), and the Kunhardt Film Foundation. It is made possible with support from XQ Institute.

Please register to stay updated and gain access to the films once we near the King Holiday. If you have any questions, please contact Truman Chen at trumanwc@stanford.edu.

Photo Credit: Bob Fitch Photography Archive © Stanford Libraries

January 18 2021


Date: January 18
Cost: FREE
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