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This series will explore Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement from the perspectives of individuals who knew him well -- and whose work was significant in the Movement -- but who are relatively unknown today.


The first story is called "The Barber and the Rev." It is based on our conversations with Nelson Malden, who was Dr. King's Montgomery, Alabama, barber. Dr. King came into The Malden Brothers Barbershop within days of moving to Montgomery in 1954. He sat in young Nelson Malden's chair, and that is where this journey begins.



Join us for a new story once a month, for the next nine months. From the remembrance of Kings assassination, to the ninetieth celebration of his birth. 



Each story shares a different side of Martin Luther King, through those that knew him intimately.