Gateway Observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Through Community Discussion of Talk To Me

Gateway Community and Technical College will commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr., by presenting the 2007 film Talk To Me at the Kenton County Public Library, Mary Ann Mongan Branch, at 502 Scott Blvd. in Covington Jan. 17 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Talk To Me is a biographical film starring Don Cheadle as Washington, D.C., radio personality Ralph Petey Greene, an ex-con who becomes a popular talk show host and community activist. The movie depicts his life between May 1966 and January 1984 and spotlights Greenes on-air reaction to the assassination of Dr. King. Reviewing the film upon its release in 2007, the late Roger Ebert noted that Greene spoke reasonably, from the heart and from his life, of the uselessness of violence.

The event is sponsored by Gateways Office of Inclusion and Cultural Initiatives and will include a post-film discussion comparing the leadership of Dr. King to that of the late Nelson Mandela.

The film is rated R and is suitable for mature audiences only. For additional information, contact Michael Lee, Gateway director of inclusion and cultural initiatives, at michael.lee@kctcs.edu.