9 Titles To Stream On MLK Day

Learn about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the country that bred his desire to serve with these streaming picks.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March on Washington in 1963. Photo Credit: Bettmann / Contributor Getty Images
By Keyaira Boone · January 17, 2022

The life, work, and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless documentaries, podcasts, films, and books.

Artists like Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Lee Daniels, Nelsan Ellis, Paul Winfield, Samuel L. Jackson, LeVar Burton, Jeffrey Wright and Courtney B. Vance have worked to keep King’s memory alive in the media through strong performances, award-winning miniseries, and celebrated movies.

While researchers have made efforts to ensure that the nuances in his messages are not lost on the public who were taught more about the legend than the man who inspired it.

See 9 titles you can currently that will teach you more about King and the country that filled him with the insatiable desire to serve below.


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Pathé; Harpo Films; Plan B Entertainment; Cloud Eight Films; Ingenious Media;