MTV to Go Black and White on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19, 2015 1:51 AM

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MTV is going black and white on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The network will turn off the color for 12 hours on Monday, January 19 as part of its #TheTalk campaign to encourage people to talk about race.

During the 12-hour programming, MTV will feature commentary from stars such as , , , , , and , "" director Ava DuVernay, as well as politicians like U.S. senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Rep. John Lewis who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.

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