Book Discussion on My Brother Martin

Mrs. Farris, older sister of the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reads from her book My Brother Martin,… read more

Mrs. Farris, older sister of the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reads from her book My Brother Martin, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is intended for young readers who may view Dr. King as a larger than life icon. Mrs. Farris informs the children in the audience that before he became a world-famous civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., called “ML” by the family, was a little boy who played practical jokes and made friends with children of all races. But growing up in the segregated South of the 1920s taught “ML” that white children and black children were not supposed to play together. Mrs. Farris' book focuses on a key moment in their childhood in Atlanta when “ML” realized his calling in life. Mrs. Farris answers questions from the audience after her reading. close

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Book Discussion on My Brother Martin

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Location:
Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 8, 2003
Last Aired:
Jan 21, 2013

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  • Mar 08, 2003 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 2003 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 06, 2003 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 15, 2005 | 6:25pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 11:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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