UB To Showcase Unseen Footage Of Martin Luther King

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The University of Bridgeport is proud to present “Free at Last,” a documentary about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s organization of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign featuring unseen footage of the civil rights leader on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. This special event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Cox Student Center, 244 University Avenue, Bridgeport. Jim Desmond will lead a discussion about the film.


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  1. My father-in-law, Jim Desmond, did an excellent job of briefly speaking about this film–after the first Bridgeport screening of it this year on MLK Jr. Day at the same venue.

    This documentary won a Venice Film Festival Award in 1968–the year in which it was made. In my humble opinion, it is as relevant as ever.

    At the request of Howard Gardner, who saw the documentary in January and said it was “life changing,” “Free At Last” is being screened again at the U of B in honor of Black History Month.

    Lots of room at the U of B Student Center if you get there early. Ron Mackey–you’d better show this time! 🙂

    Special thanks to Mary-Jane Foster and Jennifer Turner at the University of Bridgeport for making this happen.


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