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"The Mountaintop" makes Broadway premiere
Soledad O’Brien interviews Katori Hall at the National Museum of Civil Rights,
October 14th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

"The Mountaintop" makes Broadway premiere

"The Mountaintop" starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett made its anticipated Broadway premiere on Thursday.

The Olivier Award winning play is a re-imagining of events the night before civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assasinated.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien interviewed the play's up-and-coming playright, 30-year-old Katori Hall at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, in the very room that Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed the day before his assassination.

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  1. Karim Mambo

    Soledad O'Brien's documentaries are enlightening Can you please tell us the other side of the Civil Rights story. What happened to those policemen, judges and the ordinary people who were opposed the Civil Rights. Have they changed their views, do they or their children now hold public office, do they have any regrets. What is their story. I would like to hear especially from some of those portrayed in the old photographs hosing down demonstrator and those policemen with dogs.

    October 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm |