ST PAUL, Minn. — Martin Luther King Day takes place every year on the third Monday in January.
But Tuesday night, Jan. 15, ahead of MLK Day, Minnesotans have a chance to see a film showing how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and leaders of the civil rights movement used the power of media to shine a spotlight on the injustice of racial inequality.
The special screening of "Hope & Fury: MLK, The Movement and The Media" is showing at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.
It starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday and is free.
Click here to view the Hope & Fury website.
The film will also air Sunday at 9 o’clock on MSNBC.
The documentary raises the question, How far has America come? It shows how the media offers a fresh look at the historic civil rights movement.
The film, released last year to mark the 50 year observance of MLK's assassination, shows how protesters use social media today employ the same strategies as Dr. King.