10 Must-See Movies With Messages MLK Would Love (PHOTOS)

mississippi burningIt's no surprise that legendary Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has inspired countless filmmakers and actors the world over in the decades since his incredibly admirable life (and tragic death). Some of Hollywood's finest films directly celebrate the icon's work, while others explore the history of racism and the idea of achieving equal rights -- which became his ultimate mission.

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The themes and stories explored in these movies will make you thankful for the progress Martin Luther King Jr. made -- and will remind you how important it is for each and every one of us to continue his fight for equality.

 

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