Washington, Martin Luther King, Dr Martin Luther discussed on 20/20
Hello I'm Deborah Roberts those images from today an echo of something fifty seven years ago when a quarter of a million people I descended on the nation's capital protesting for jobs and freedom. . On today's anniversary of Dr Martin Luther. . King Junior's I have a dream speech we at twenty twenty or proud to present the march a documentary directed by Jonah Comfort and narrated by Denzel Washington originally made in twenty thirteen to commemorate the Marches Fiftieth Anniversary. . Some of those voices sadly are now gone, , but their legacy lives on. . I have had to tell my children about the segregates what it means. . Seven year old daughter she wanted to go from town. . And we found it necessary to explain to <hes>. . That she couldn't go to fun town because she was colored. . To attempt to explain a system like unjust and. . Segregation. . Six year old child is very difficult thing. . In nineteen sixty three. . The Movement for civil rights came to the most segregated city in the American. . South. . Birmingham Alabama. . All. . Resistant to the gration. . Thoroughly, , segregated. . City the United States. . had. . More on saw on. . WILL HOMES ENSURE A. . United. . States. . Many other southern city. . Okay. . Birmingham is bombing him. . They have quarries and conducting the quarry business you used dynamite. . So there are a lot of local people who are expert in Isa Dynamic. . Teenage. . Board riding a bicycle had been knocked off the bike and castrated. . Young couple had gone to the City Hall to get a wedding license. . Came around the corner. . And Brush shoulders with Birmingham policeman and he pulled out his pistol and pistol whipped the more to the ground. . It was a horrible heinous place. . The campaign was to be led by the organisation's Ben Thirty four year old leader. . The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Junior. . WHO HEARD PEOPLE? ? who except in dusted oppression and second-class citizenship. . <hes> in an attempt waiting go the Paul Pompidou. . The time all we ripe to do right. . Dr King was the voice of Civil Rights from the bus boycott on but by the end of nineteen, , sixty, , two, , he recognized. . That the civil rights movement. . was. . Losing what he called its window and history. . The. . South was still segregated and he said we need to take more of a risk. . We need to go for broke I need to go for broke. . I think he felt that. . We have to be willing to give our lives to put an end to segregation. . If we do. . Then segregation will end even if we die. . That was the reason he chose. . Birmingham. . For the victory won some even have to face physical death. . We must come to see the now some things. . So eternally true that they're worth dying for, , and if a man has not discovered something that he will die for he fit live. . In January of Nineteen, , sixty three. . One man was determined to stop kings desegregation message from spreading any further. . Birmingham's police chief Eugene. . Bull Connor. . Negro is off the attempted takeover of our country the lazy. . The beat nate, , the ignorant and buy some misguided religious and bleeding ought. . Do, , you think you can keep coming in the present situation of segregation I may not be able to do it, , but I'll die trying. . Overcoming Bull Connor segregationists zeal not to mention his jails would take something special. . And in the winter of sixty, , three king would find out just how special that effort needed to be. . Spent all of January February and March nineteen sixty three training people to accept nonviolence to go down into marches and be willing to go into bull connor's jails. . But. . Conner's jails were so fearsome that no matter how much they exhorted people no matter how many freedom songs they sang, , how many prayers they prayed, , how much fervor there was in the meetings, , people wouldn't show up to risk going into those jails. .