MPT Presents

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

Special | 56m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

This film explores the extraordinary life of Howard Thurman, a teacher, poet and in his heart a “mystic,” and proponent of the non-violent struggle for social change. Jesse Jackson, Otis Moss, Jr and others speak about Thurman’s “spirit” being foundational in their lives. Congressman John Lewis calls him the “patron saint” of the Civil Rights Movement. Actor Keith David voices Thurman’s words.

Aired: 02/21/19

Expired: 02/28/21

Rating: NR

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