April 5, 1968, one night after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., America's inner cities began going up in flames. There is already violence in Boston's heavily-black Roxbury neighborhood, and word on the street is that it's about to get a lot worse. Mayor Kevin White is trying to keep the fragile peace and one reported idea was to cancel that day's biggest gathering - a long-scheduled James Brown concert at Boston Garden. But a call from one of Boston's most influential R&B DJs points out the danger of that decision. And so, faced with the grim reality of making the wrong decision, the mayor and his team turn it around. "Is there something James Brown can do to help?" (175 min.)
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