Bounce TV to air ‘King: From Montgomery to Memphis’

The film which documents the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his non-violent campaign for racial equality and social justice will air exclusively on the Bounce Network.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington — a civil rights demonstration which  took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963, Bounce TV  will present the exclusive television premiere of the acclaimed documentary “King: From Montgomery to Memphis.”

Directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, this rarely-seen 1970 film features historical footage of the event and includes appearances by Sidney Poitier, Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, Marlon Brando, Charlton Heston, supporters and friends of King, Jr., who  marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, in what turned out to be both a protest and a communal celebration.

Throughout the evening, Bounce TV will also premiere a series of new interviews with Dr. King’s eldest son Martin Luther King III, Civil Rights icon Congressman John Lewis, longtime King friend and associate Ambassador Andrew Young, music superstar Usher Raymond along with Grammy-nominated actor-singer-songwriter Tyrese. Each of these influential African Americans will reflect on the importance of the March, that period in our Nation’s history and its relevance in today’s racial climate.

Both Mr. King III and Ambassador Young are among the Bounce TV Founding Group and Board of Directors.

“We feel a great responsibility to recognize the anniversary of this major event in the history of Civil Rights in our country,” said Bounce TV’s  Executive Vice President of Programming and Production Billy Hall. “To have Mr. King III and Ambassador Young actively involved with Bounce TV is such a rare and powerful opportunity and reminds us all of Bounce TV’s  growing and visible position within the African American community.”

“King: From Montgomery to Memphis” will premiere on Bounce TV August  28th at 7pm ET/6pm CT

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