50 years ago this year, an assassin in Memphis tried to kill the dream, by assassinating the dreamer.
The dreamer was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his trusted lieutenant was the then Reverend Andrew Young, today known the world over as Ambassador Andrew Young, whose work (initiated by his friend, him and others) continues un-interrupted.
Part of Ambassador Young’s work today expresses itself through his Emmy Award winning Andrew Young Presents series. The latest edition of that series, his final film for 2018, is entitled ‘The Color of Money,’ was just released to television stations, and covers the final stage of Dr. King’s movement — poverty eradication, and what was then referred to as the ‘Poor People’s Campaign.’
This new documentary documents Dr. King’s final flight, into Memphis, TN, to stand with the sanitation workers and their demonstration through downtown Memphis. Dr. King never returned from Memphis, so it was only fitting that this new film, and part of the continuing work around poverty eradication and the economic empowerment of the underserved, picked up from Memphis, TN, expanding and broadening the lens from this point.
The film also chronicles the efforts to properly recognize Dr. King’s final flight and final days in Memphis.
Thanks to the gracious support of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, and its General Manager Peter McMahon, The Color of Money documentary will be screened before an audience of invited leaders from throughout the region on December 11th, 2018.
This VIP Screening scheduled for Atlanta will be held in the same exact ballroom that hosted Dr. King, Young and the SCLC leadership team back in 1967, the last annual meeting for SCLC before Dr. King’s assassination. The Color of Money will then air on December 30th, 2018 in Atlanta on WSB-TV. Stay tune for additional details on additional screenings and local air times and dates.