‘MLK: The Making of a Holiday’ documentary film this Saturday

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From an email:

“Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

MLK: The Making of a Holiday
Saturday, January 11
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
801 K Street NW

Join us to view “MLK: The Making of a Holiday.” This documentary will educate you on the extraordinary, historical events in Dr. King’s life, the civil rights era, the unveiling of the King Memorial, and this summer’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The documentary depicts the political process and popular movement behind the establishment of the nation holiday in Dr. King’s honor.

This program is presented in partnership with On The Potomac Productions and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

FREE & Open to the public”

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  • I hope they dedicate a good portion of the film to the bigoted Lee-Jackson-King Day fiasco.
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    This is why you can have nice things, VA. Among many reasons.

  • Off topic, but this is where the MLK library should be moved to. It is a glorious old Carnegie structure that was literally built to be a public library.

    Considering its proximity to the MLK library downtown, metro accesibility etc, I am constantly befuddled as to why some in the Mayors office and DCPL continue to insist on spending an outrageous fortune to keep the library where it is, while also underutilizing the trophy development space it sits on, and getting this back on the tax rolls with the ~200 million dollar tax assesed structure that would sit here.

    But hey…what do I know.

    • The Carnegie Library was too small for even a fraction of the DC Public Library’s collections. That’s why it moved from the building in the first place. The Spy Museum will be moving to the Carnegie and spending spending millions in private funds to renovate the space. The expense to move MLK back to the Carnegie will make the cost estimates for renovating the current space look like chump change.

  • What a weird and stupid title.

    I think these guys may also be behind ‘JFK: the Making of a Pretty Cool Oliver Stone Movie’ and ‘Lincoln: the Making of a Penny.’

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