This video will be one of several "informational" videos to be projected in an upcoming multi-media collaborative installation entitled, "Raising Two White Boys in the South". The video is based on the not so well known event of the stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King on September 20, 1958. The event was referenced within King's "Mountaintop" speech as he reads a letter that was written to him by a young girl after the stabbing 10 years earlier.
In this video, the text of the letter was modified to reflect the age and gender of the reader, my son, Carver.
The Headline is from the New York Times, September 21, 1958, pg.1