MLK 11.12.61 [Film]


MLK 11.12.61 [Film]


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On Nov. 12, 1961, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Mankato, Minnesota. While here, he gave two sermons at Centenary United Methodist Church and a speech at Mankato High School. To explore this history, the Kessel Peace Institute of Minnesota State University, Mankato and True Façade Pictures collaborated to make a 40-minute documentary. The film explores the history, context and legacy of Dr. King’s visit to Mankato and reflects on where we have been as a community, and where we need to be heading. The video premiered during a live online event on January 17 and included a panel discussion.


  • Dr. Timothy Berry, Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Equity Initiatives, Minnesota State Mankato
  • Dr. Christopher Brown, Acting Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities, Minnesota State Mankato
  • Jill Cooley, Associate Professor, History Department, Minnesota State Mankato
  • Dr. Henry Morris, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Minnesota State Mankato
  • Matt Moore, Social Studies Teacher, Mankato West High School
  • Stacy Wells, Director of Communications, Mankato Area Public Schools

Executive Producer Jameel Haque

Produced by Michael Chalhoub and Ryan Sturgis

Edited by Michael Chalhoub and Ryan Sturgis

Written and Directed by Ryan Sturgis

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True Facade Pictures and Minnesota State University, Mankato


Mankato, MN


Martin Luther King, Jr., Mankato, Minnesota, Century United Methodist Church, Mankato High School, speech, documentary


African American Studies | Social History | United States History

MLK 11.12.61 [Film]