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Free Screening - Smithsonian Presents MLK: The Assassination Tapes

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.

Free and open to the public.

Event Flyer Image: Photo of Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black Pilot across top of flyer. Red band with title and location in black text "The Lost Tapes, George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78702, (512) 974-4926." Gold left column under title block with list of screenings titles, dates, and start times."The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X, Saturday, May 19th, 1:00 p.m., MLK: The Assasination Tapes, Saturday, June 30th, 1:00 p.m., Black Wings, Saturday, July 14th, 1:00 p.m., Sports Detective: 100-Point Game Ball, Saturday, August 18th, 1:00 p.m." The Right column top black box with wite text "In Partnership with" and Smithsonian channel logo. Red box under with black text description "Witness some of the most shocking, mysterious, and historical events." Then, black box under with white text website addresses "," Red band at bottom of flyer with black text and organization logos "The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifaction and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Please call (512) 974-3914." Austin Parks and Recreation, City of Austin, The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center, CAPRA, Smithsonian Affiliate.

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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina St.
Austin, TX 78702
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