Join NBC News and MSNBC for an exclusive event for the upcoming network special Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media. The evening will include a thought-provoking conversation featuring scenes from the documentary.
The full two-hour special will air on NBC on March 24th at 8:00pm ET and on MSNBC on March 25th at 9:00pm ET, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Host of PoliticsNation on MSNBC
Phil Bertelsen, Producer of Hope & Fury
Hank Klibanoff, Journalist and Professor at Emory University
The documentary explores how Dr. King and the leaders of the civil rights movement used the lens of the media to awaken America to the injustices of Jim Crow and segregation.
Rare archival footage and photographs combined with chilling and emotional interviews with witnesses, leaders and journalists reveal a fresh and unique perspective of the era. The film takes viewers on a dramatic journey from the murder of Emmett Till to Little Rock, from Selma to Memphis.
The documentary also draws connections to the present day. Echoes of the past reverberate through Ferguson and Charlottesville, as the film turns its attention to the relationship between the media and a new movement today.
ARRIVAL: Doors will open at 6:15pm. The event will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Early arrival is recommended to allow time for a security check.
IMPORTANT: All guests will need to go through a security check to enter. No promotional or political affiliation displays, large bags, or firearms are allowed.
GETTING THERE: The event is being held in Rich Theatre at The Woodruff Arts Center. Guests are encouraged to use public transportation or Uber/Lyft services. The MARTA Arts Center stop is on the Red and Gold Lines. Limited on-site parking is available at $16 and there is some free street parking near the venue until 10:00pm.
HOPE GLOBAL FORUM GUESTS: The theatre is located about 2 miles from the Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel.