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Say It Loud: A Free Screening of The Night James Brown Saved Boston

Presented by BlackRock Center for the Arts at BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD

Jan 14, 2023

Say It Loud: A Free Screening of The Night James Brown Saved Boston

James Brown, the hardest working man in show biz, worked extra hard on April 5, 1968 to keep Boston calm in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.

ABOUT THE FILM: 

King viewed Boston as his second home. He had earned his doctorate at Boston University and met his wife, Coretta Scott, during his graduate studies in the city. King had returned to Boston many times to preach his message of nonviolence, shared prosperity and racial harmony. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, while supporting a sanitation workers’ strike in Memphis, Tenn.

In what became known as the Holy Week Uprising, riots broke out in more than 100 U.S. cities.

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