Video: Documentary – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Simsbury

In 1944, before he began studies at Morehouse College, Martin Luther King Jr. traveled north for a summer job to work the fields of a tobacco farm in Simsbury. This was the first time King experienced life outside of the segregated South and he wrote letters home to his parents describing the experience. In 1947, between his junior and senior years at Morehouse, he returned once more with other students to again work in Simsbury. This student documentary examines King’s connection to Connecticut.

Produced by students from Simsbury High School in collaboration with the Simsbury Free Library.

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Simsbury Historical Society. “Martin Luther King Jr.,” 2017. Link.


“Simsbury Historical Society,” 2017. Link.

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