In the last year of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined the struggle to end the war in Vietnam while planning a multi-racial “Poor People’s Campaign” to occupy Washington D.C. King knew that “the bombs in Vietnam explode at home, making the poor, white and Negro, bear the heaviest burden.” He knew that “the promises of the Great Society” — President Johnson’s War on Poverty — “had been shot down on the battlefields of Vietnam.” And he understood that “when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
To the great displeasure of the power elite and even his fellow leaders in the civil rights movement, King mustered all his brilliance and moral courage and aimed it straight at the heart of Establishment power.
He would have to go.
FOUR DIED TRYING, a riveting multi-part film series, offers an unparalleled glimpse into the extraordinary lives and state-sponsored assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, President John F. Kennedy, and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Four men who paid the ultimate price for striving to create a better world for everyday people.
Starting November 2, FOUR DIED TRYING will expose concealed truths and present fresh perspectives from those closest to them. Save the date for this extraordinary journey.