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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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TuneIn's editors commemorate Dr. King's legacy with a collection of speeches, interviews, and remembrances.

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English


Episodes

"I Have a Dream"

9/24/2017
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Listen here to the full audio of Martin Luther King, Jr'.s 1963 speech, a defining moment in America's history. (American Rhetoric, 8/28/1963)

Robert Penn Warren Interviews Dr. King, 1964

9/24/2017
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In this rare interview, Poet Robert Penn 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 History Project, 3/18/1964)

Desegregation in Little Rock, 60 Years Later

9/24/2017
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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, 1/13/2014)

"Let Freedom Ring" March on Washington 50th Anniversary

9/24/2017
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Listen to President Obama's speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (White House Audio, 8/13/2013)

On the Trail of James Earl Ray

9/24/2017
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Hampton Sides, author of "Hellhound on His Trail," describes the harrowing international manhunt for Dr. King's assassin, James Earl Ray. (Fresh Air, NPR, 1/17/2011)

Dr. King's Lesser Known Speeches

9/24/2017
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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, 1/10/2010)

A Poetic Envisioning of King's Last Night

9/24/2017
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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, followed by a short reading done by the show's cast. (Books and Arts Daily, ABC, 11/13/2013)

The Accidental Wheelman of Martin Luther King Jr.

1/14/2016
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In the mid-'60s, Tom Houck left high school to join the civil rights movement. But he never expected he'd become the personal driver to the movement's leader — mostly because he had a license.

Duration: 00:03:00


Letter from the Birmingham Jail

1/17/2015
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A deep examination of Dr. King's American moral argument. (Think, KERA)

Duration: 01:00:00


Little Rock, 60 Years Later

1/17/2015
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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)

Duration: 00:05:00


Envisioning King's Last Night

1/17/2015
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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, followed by a short reading done by the show's cast. (Books and Arts Daily, ABC)

Duration: 00:05:00