The 5 Best Documentaries to Watch This Martin Luther King Jr. Day

An easy and important way to celebrate the life of a civil rights icon.

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1/17/2022 6:55:00 PM

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., here are 5 documentaries to watch.

An easy and important way to celebrate the life of a civil rights icon.

.Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., and while the idea of spending your day off inside and in front of a screen may notentirelyappeal to you, we’re recommending that you spend at least some of your free time with a. Not justanydocumentary film, but one that provides the appropriate context for the day in question—whether it’s Sidney Lumet’s Academy Award–nominated offering, released two years after King’s death, or Peter Kunhardt’s more recent entry into the genre, zeroing in on the last three years of the civil rights icon’s life. Watch one—or all five—get inspired, and go out and change the world. As Dr. King famously said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Below, five films we recommend:

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View saved stories . Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the U.S., and while the idea of spending your day off inside and in front of a screen may not entirely appeal to you, we’re recommending that you spend at least some of your free time with a . Not just any documentary film, but one that provides the appropriate context for the day in question—whether it’s Sidney Lumet’s Academy Award–nominated offering, released two years after King’s death, or Peter Kunhardt’s more recent entry into the genre, zeroing in on the last three years of the civil rights icon’s life. Watch one—or all five—get inspired, and go out and change the world. As Dr. King famously said, “The time is always right to do what is right.” Below, five films we recommend: King: A Filmed Record . . . From Montgomery to Memphis , 1970