I Am MLK Jr. aired on April 4, 2018, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. In making this tribute to Dr. King’s life, filmmakers John Barbisan and Michael Hamilton wanted us to see a more personal side to one of the most inspirational leaders in history. To bring us this new insight into Dr. King’s life, they brought together history-changing civil rights-era activists like Rev. Al Sharpton, Congressman John Lewis, and Rev. Jesse Jackson; educators such as Minnijean Brown Trickey and Dr. Bernard Lafayette; and celebrities like Nick Cannon, Carmelo Anthony, Malcolm Jenkins, and Van Jones.