Unsolved History, Life of a King is the title of this documentary screened tonight. It is about the work of seldom talked about, A.D. King, brother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While listing his accomplishments as a skillful negotiator who was responsible for housing legislation signed by President Lyndon Johnson, we are also presented with the mystery about how A.D. died. Did he really drown in his own swimming pool? Or, was he silenced because he was getting too close to the truth about his famous brother’s death?
Shown at the theater of the MLKing, Jr. National Park Service Visitor Center, it was packed with King family members that included Alveda King, the oldest of the five children of A.D. King and Naomi King; Christine King Farris, the only sister of M.L and A.D. King; Elder Bernice King, daughter of M.L.King, Jr. Other attendees included Rev. Gerald Durley, Willie Watkins, and City Council President Felicia Moore.
This film is very thorough. It includes interviews with Rev. James Orange, Lonnie King, Herman Russell, Alveda King, Lonnie King, C.T. Vivian, and the King family attorney.
On April 5, 2018, you can see this powerful documentary in Atlanta, GA on WATL TV. It will also be shown in Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR; and Huntsville, AL. More cities and dates are coming soon. This is a “must see” film!
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