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Local filmmakers to debut film on Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Mankato

Local filmmakers are releasing a new documentary on Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Mankato.
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 5:13 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 5:51 PM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Local filmmakers are releasing a new documentary on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visit to Mankato.

King came to town 60 years ago.

He gave two sermons at Centenary Methodist Church and a speech at Mankato West High School.

Despite its historical significance, many people still don’t know about his visit.

The Kessel Peace Institute of Minnesota State University, Mankato and True Façade Pictures are teaming up to share the story in a new film.

“We want to just inform everybody that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was here and that Mankato has this legacy, has this historical context, of hosting one of the foremost figures in the civil rights movement,” said Dr. Jameel Haque, Ph.D., associate professor and undergraduate coordinator at MSU and director of the Kessel Peace Institute.

The documentary will debut at 1:30 p.m. Monday, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in a special Zoom presentation.

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