Tuesday, April 3, 2018 — Mississippi Today hosted a partial screening and discussion of the upcoming documentary “Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media” at the Two Mississippi Museums. Panelists included Andy Lack, Chairman of NBC News, Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent for NBC News, Yamiche Alcindor, reporter and contributor to PBS NewsHour and MSNBC, and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.
More about Hope & Fury:
The documentary film 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 combine with chilling and emotional interviews with witnesses, leaders and journalists to 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, Selma and 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.
The full two-hour special aired on NBC March 24th at 8:00pm ET and on MSNBC on March 25th at 9:00pm ET.