What were some events in Dr. King’s youth which led to his decision to fight against discrimination and segregation?
In one of his earliest speeches, Dr.King said “If freedom is good for any, it is good for all.” What do you think he meant by this quote, and how did he attempt to live up to this idea throughout his life?
Dr. King worked to achieve civil rights for african americans in many different areas, such as voting rights. What were some of the other areas in which he and the participants in the Civil rights movement sought to secure equality? Which of these do you think was most important and why?
Why do you think J. edgar Hoover was so determined to undermine Dr. King’s work for civil rights? What are your thoughts on Hoover’s actions?
How did mahatma gandhi influence martin Luther King? What was his essential philosophy and how did martin Luther King Jr. aim to embody his ideas in the united States?
What are your thoughts about the music and images in this documentary? How do the choices of sound impact the way you interpret the messages and themes?
What are some of the adjectives you would use to describe Dr. King’s leadership style? Why do you think he was such a powerful leader?
Which of King’s accomplishments in the Civil rights movement do you think had the most lasting influence on American society, and why?
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday observed throughout the united States. How would you describe the meaning and importance of this day? If you had to describe the legacy of Dr. King to an elementary school student, what would you say? What do you think is the most important legacy he left behind?