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I Am MLK Jr.

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.

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Daveed Diggs, “Wonder” Teacher: Teaching Children with Special Needs

Daveed Diggs on Life, Education, and Empathy

Turn on your television, or follow social media, and you’ll see the name Daveed Diggs. Whether he’s rapping alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda and winning a Tony Award for the Broadway smash Hamilton, or turning up in supporting roles in Blackish and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Diggs is everywhere, and now he’s adding the big screen to his ever-expanding resume. Last month, Diggs made his feature debut as Mr. Browne, a supportive school teacher, in the box office hit, Wonder. The movie follows a fifth-grader with facial differences as he enters the mainstream public school system and makes friends for the very first time.   (more…)

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