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Friday Freeview - January 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MPT - Visitors Center
11767 Owings Mills Blvd
Owings Mills, MD 21117
United States

Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
MPT Visitors Center
Owings Mills, MD

Backs Against The Wall Howard ThurmanBacks Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story explores the extraordinary life and legacy of one of the most important religious figures of the 20th century.

Born the grandson of slaves, Thurman became a “spiritual foundation” for the Civil Rights Movement, inspiring many of its leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson and Congressman John Lewis.

In the mid-1930s, Thurman was the first Black American invited to meet Mohandas Gandhi who shared his strategy of non-violent resistance. Gandhi suggested it would be through the African-American experience that the non-violence resistance movement could take on global significance. When Thurman returned to America, his writings and speeches planted the early seeds for the non-violent Civil Rights Movement.

Thurman is also remembered for helping launch The Fellowship Church for All People in San Francisco, a pioneering venture to create the nation’s first interracial, intercultural church community. Thurman was a gifted and prolific writer who authored more than 20 books and celebrated as one of the great preachers of his era.

Backs Against The Wall is produced and directed by Martin Doblmeier. Mr. Doblmeier is a filmmaker known for award-winning films such as BONHOEFFER, The Power of Forgiveness, Chaplains, and The Reinhold Niebuhr Story.

RSVP below to join MPT for a free screening of Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story, followed by a discussion with the film's producer and Director, Martin Doblmeier.

Backs Against The Wall will air on MPT-HD on February 25 at 9:00 pm.

For more information on the film, please visit here

Backs Against The Wall - Trailer HD from Journey Films on Vimeo.


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