Kevin Willmott is having a moment: ‘Becoming Martin’ and ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Kevin Willmott, a film professor at the University of Kansas, wrote the play "Becoming Martin," about teenage Martin Luther King Jr. It premieres at the Coterie theater this month. Willmott co-wrote the movie "BlacKkKlansman."
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Kevin Willmott, a film professor at the University of Kansas, wrote the play "Becoming Martin," about teenage Martin Luther King Jr. It premieres at the Coterie theater this month. Willmott co-wrote the movie "BlacKkKlansman."

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MLK Day 2019

This year marks the 33rd national observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Monday would be his 90th birthday.

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