Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
'I've Been to the Mountaintop'
Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," delivered on April 3, 1968 - the day before King was assassinated. (American Rhetoric)
'I Have a Dream'
Listen here to the full audio of Martin Luther King, Jr'.s 1963 speech, a defining moment in America's history. (American Rhetoric)
Robert Penn Warren Interviews Dr. King
In this rare interview from 1964, Poet Robert Ben Warren sits down with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss a wide range of topics. Dr. King speaks candidly, in marked contrast to his dramatic speechmaking. (Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral...
Dr. King's Lesser-Known Speeches
From economic equality to the Vietnam War, Dr. King spoke on a wide variety of topics outside of the Civil Rights Movement. Listen to excerpts here. (Forum, KQED)
Little Rock, 60 Years Later
60 years after the Supreme Court ruled against school segregation in "Brown Vs. Board of Education," we travel to Little Rock, Arkansas, where the ruling has birthed a long line of legal battles stretching across the decades. (Morning Edition, NPR)
Barack Obama: 'Let Freedom Ring'
Listen to President Barack Obama's speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (White House Audio)
Envisioning King's Last Night
Dr. King's "Mountaintop" speech, given on the night of his assassination, inspired the Melbourne Theatre Company in Australia to produce "The Mountaintop," a spiritual imagining of Dr. King's final hours. Listen an excerpt of the famous speech,...
On the Trail of James Earl Ray
Hampton sides, author of "Hellhound on His Trail," describes the harrowing international manhunt for Dr. King's assassin, James Earl Ray. (Fresh Air, NPR)
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