For this year's King Holiday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a free, four-day webinar and film festival, from the evening of Jan. 15 through Jan. 18, 2021. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the festival will feature over 15 documentaries as well as musical performances and panel discussions that speak to Dr. King's unanswered question: "Where do we go from here?"
The films and performances featured in our festival will cover a range of topics, from the history of the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements to James Baldwin and Martin Luther King's global visions. Attendees will be able to view these films throughout the King Holiday weekend on their own schedules via links we will provide in the upcoming weeks.
The festival will introduce the World House Project, a new initiative of the King Institute in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford. This festival is also in partnership with the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, California Newsreel, the Camera as Witness Program (Stanford Arts), and the Kunhardt Film Foundation. It is made possible by support from XQ Institute.
Please register to stay updated as we release the schedule and roster of films. If you have any questions, please contact Truman Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: Bob Fitch Photography Archive © Stanford Libraries