Monday, January 17, 2011

"Capturing King" non-fiction animation for Martin Luther King day

Civil rights photographer John Goodwin talks about documenting Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "anti Vietnam" speech at Riverside church, April 4th, 1967. This was the first time that MLK Jr.publicly spoke out against the war, linking the US civil rights struggle to the injustice of the citizens of Vietnam being bombed by our military. In the speech he calls the US government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today." I interviewed Mr. Goodwin at his church in New Jersey last year for this piece. His photos were used as reference for the drawings of Dr. King and The audio of Dr. King is from a recording of the speech.

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