What Would You Say to Dr. King?


In The Mountaintop, a play that reimagines Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last hours alive, King (Samuel L. Jackson) is forced to ask himself what kind of legacy he'll leave behind after a stranger (Angela Bassett) visits his hotel room and delivers some surprising news.


The Root wants to know, if you were with King in his final moments, what would you say to him?

Enter our "What Would You Say to Dr. King?" contest by sharing with us what you would tell or ask the fallen civil rights leader if you could spend one evening with him. Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7, we will collect your responses on Facebook, Twitter and TheRoot.com. Five lucky winners will win a pair of tickets to see The Mountaintop, and we'll post the winning responses on TheRoot.com. Here's how to enter:

On TheRoot.com: Post your response in the comments field below.

On Facebook: Go to facebook.com/theroot every day at noon. Look for the "What Would You Ask Dr. King?" post on our Facebook wall, and add your response in the comments field below the post.

On Twitter: Tweet your response to @TheRoot247 with the hashtag #AskDrKing.

Answers will be judged on originality and creativity. Winners will be selected on Monday, Dec. 19. Encourage your family and friends to enter. Good luck!

Click here for contest rules.