MLK 50: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy
May 2017 – April 2018

WKNO-TV presents year-long programming under the banner of MLK 50: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. Every month WKNO-TV will broadcast a different documentary that symbolizes Dr. King’s message. We will also present local series episodes of A Conversation With… WKNO-TV’s monthly series of interviews with local and regional individuals that highlight discussions about Memphis’ past, present and future including the impact that Dr. King has made. And we will also feature Civil Rights Moments with Morgan Freeman, 60-second spots that were created in 1993 to celebrate the opening of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, each segment spotlights a key issue in the battle for civil rights. Each month we will highlight programming included with MLK 50 Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy.

is sponsored by

Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums


Memphis Light, Gas and Water

A Conversation with Manny Ohonme

Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme has achieved national and international recognition as a philanthropist, social entrepreneur, businessman, speaker, and author. Jeremy Park sits down with Manny to discuss his life and what has inspired him. Manny shares his inspirational story of growing up in Nigeria and how the gift of a new pair of shoes ultimately changed his life. As the Founder, President and CEO of Samaritan's Feet, his organization works in 75 countries to provide new shoes to the 1.5 billion people worldwide who currently face foot-born infection and diseases. To date, the organization has distributed more than 6.5 million shoes; but the most heart-warming part is that volunteers wash the feet of the recipients and share love and prayers for a bright future.

Fri, 11/10 at 7:30 PM
Sat, 11/11 at 12:30 AM
Sun, 11/12 at 12:00 PM

Sat, 11/11 at 3:30 PM
Wed, 11/15 at 11:00 AM

1964: The Fight for a Right

By the mid twentieth century, Mississippi's African Americans had suffered from nearly 75 years of slavery by another name - Jim Crow discrimination. In 1964 in Mississippi, people died in an effort to force the state to allow African Americans to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Although, the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer has passed, the struggle for voting rights is still pertinent. According to the NAACP, states have recently passed the most laws limiting voter participation since Jim Crow. Moreover, these laws also disenfranchise other people of color, the elderly, poor, and disabled. With the 2015 anniversary of the Voting Rights Act as well as the upcoming presidential primaries and general election, voting rights will remain at the forefront of a national debate. With historical footage and interview with Freedom Summer architects and volunteers, as well as present day activists, 1964: THE FIGHT FOR A RIGHT uses Mississippi to explain American voting issues in the last 150 years. For instance, why are red states red?

Tue, 12/19 at 8:00 PM
Wed, 12/20 at 1:00 AM

A Conversation with John Hunter

An interview with John Hunter, the remarkable educator who developed an extraordinary game to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues.

Fri, 12/22 at 7:30 PM
Sat, 12/23 at 12:30 AM

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