Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on America and the world is undeniable. Many of us know about his fight for social and racial equity, we've memorized lines and quotes from his powerful speeches and we take time to honor him on his birthday on January 15. But if you want to take a deeper dive into the man who changed history forever, you can start with one of these best Martin Luther King Jr.
movies. These films all touch upon different aspects of Dr. King. Some are kid-friendly, which is a great way to introduce children to his legacy. Others are documentaries that highlight the incredible struggles Dr. King and other civil right activists endured trying to make the world more equitable, and feature people who actually knew him.
And then there are Hollywood movies that have brought the life of Dr. King to the masses through the big screen. You can watch these films anytime of year, but it's especially important to reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life in January for his birthday, as well as February, during Black History Month.
Many of these films and documentaries not only serve as great Black history movies, but they also help facilitate necessary conversations about race.