About Martin Luther King Jr: One Man and His Dream

On April 4th, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated—a catastrophic moment that shook the world. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic event and in the two-hour documentary special, Martin Luther King Jr.: One Man and His Dream, host Sir Trevor McDonald explores the life and legacy of one of the most influential people to ever live and one who continues to influence modern politics decades after his death. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech described a vision of racial equality that inspired millions and propelled the civil rights movement. The special shows viewers the landmark locations and influential figures in King’s life. From Atlanta to Washington D.C, Bristol to Selma, McDonald travels the roads of King’s legacy interviewing people whose lives were touched by King including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Naomi Campbell, Reverend Al Sharpton, Ambassador Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis, King’s former assistant Willie Pearl Mackey King and veteran singer Harry Belafonte among others.