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New Documentary Looks at Crime on Streets That Are Named After Martin Luther King, Jr.
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New Documentary Looks at Crime on Streets That Are Named After Martin Luther King, Jr.

This story comes to us from George Williams of the D.C. Public Library:

“The MLK Streets Project” is a documentary created by eight DC High school students.  Inspired by a joke within the African-American community that streets named for Martin Luther King, Jr. are crime-ridden, the students have visited eight cities to film streets named for the slain civil rights leader and to interview the people who frequent those streets.  

Guided by A Nu View, a D.C.-based organization that teaches high school students to produce documentaries, the film includes interviews of Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Judge Joe Brown, author Walter Mosley, Rev. Jesse Jackson, rapper Mos Def and political commentator Jeff Johnson.

This Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m., locals will have a chance to watch scenes of the documentary.  Hosted by the filmmakers from A Nu View as well as Dr. George Musgrove, a professor at the University of District of Columbia, the screening session will be held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, located at 1800 Good Hope Road in Southeast.

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