David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the drama.
Barbara Jordan and Andrew Young were elected to Congress on Nov. 7, 1972, becoming the first Blacks in Congress since Reconstruction.
A national holiday is declared in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
On Oct. 14, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the civil rights movement at age 35, making him the youngest person to receive the honor.
On Sept. 15, 1963, four Black girls, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair, were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, after a member of the Ku Klux Klan detonated a bomb.
A track-by-track look at the inspirational rhymes of the God MC.