Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been immortalized with moving footage of the March on Washington, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, and his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Hollywood continues to pay tribute to the late civil rights leader on the big screen. Actors like James Earl Jones, LeVar Burton, and Jeffrey Wright have resurrected Dr. King in poignant biopics and dramatic narratives.
One of our favorite dramatic interpretations of Dr. King occurred on the popular television show A Different World. Terrell (Patrick Malone) and Dorian (Bumper Robinson) take on the roles of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X for a history assignment where the pair reenacts the only meeting between the two great men.
Check out it and take a look at other actors who have also played Dr. King.
Jeffrey WrightProlific actor Jeffrey Wright played Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2001 HBO film 'Boycott', (Photos by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Robert GuillaumeRobert Guillaume portrayed King in the 1985 movie, 'Prince Jack'. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Clifton PowellClifton Powell brought King to life in the 1999 television movie, 'Selma, Lord, Selma' (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Courtney B. VanceCourtney B. Vance played Dr. King in the 2000 television miniseries 'Parting the Waters', based on Taylor Branch's Pulitzer-Prize winning King...
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones starred in the 1982 television series 'Freedom of Speak' as Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton has a small role as Dr. King in the 2001 biopic 'Ali' starring Will Smith. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Paul WinfieldThe late Paul Winfield was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in 'King' where he starred as Dr. King. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)
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