Dr. Martin Luther King

Bayard Rustin Talks About Race And Civil Rights – 1969 – Past Daily Black History Month

Bayard Rustin Talks About Race And Civil Rights – 1969 – Past Daily Black History Month

Bayard Rustin – On Speaking Freely – March 3, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Bayard Rustin is a name synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, but also was an Anti-War activist, campaigner for Gay Rights and economic stability within the Black community. As...

A Word Or Two From Fannie Lou Hamer – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Word Or Two From Fannie Lou Hamer – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Colin Edwards Interviews Fannie Lou Hamer – August 10, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Since we were observing and celebrating the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, I indicated in my post yesterday and...

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alabama USA – Civil Rights In 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alabama USA – May 29, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While most people are observing Martin Luther King’s Birthday, a lot of people have no idea why. Call it the deep, murky past – call it...

The Dream And The Reality – The State Of Civil Rights In America – 1987 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

The Dream And The Reality – The State Of Civil Rights In America – 1987 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Newsmark – The Dream And The Realty – Martin Luther King – January 18, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Three years after it was signed into law, and a year after it was officially...

A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

A Word Or Two From Dr. Martin Luther King – Youth And Social Action 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room:Birthday Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio – Massey lectures – Dr. Martin Luther King -December 1967 Today marks the 86th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. And although it’s an official holiday on Monday (the 19th), today (the 15th) is the...

A Personal Appeal To Help Us Preserve History

Click on the link here for our DONATION PAGE – Indiegogo/Past Daily/Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fundraiser As you probably all know by now, we’ve been having a Fundraiser. In connection with Fractured Atlas and Indiegogo, Past Daily is in the middle of raising funds to continue our preservation and restoration...

‘Some Of My Best Friends Are Negroes’ – July 21, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Voices In The Headlines – July 21, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 21st came on a Sunday in 1963, and so it was a day devoted to events leading up to the end of a tumultuous week...

Playing The C Card – George Wallace Addresses The Alabama Legislature – March 18, 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Governor George Wallace Addresses The Alabama Legislature – March 18, 1965 – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On the eve of the historic Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, Governor George Wallace went before the Alabama State legislature to...

A Few Words From Dr. Martin Luther King – Meet The Press – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room – Birthday Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Guest: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King  – April 17, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In  honor of Dr. King’s Birthday today, I unearthed this 1960 appearance on Meet The Press, where the discussion...

Not With Open Arms – October 23, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio Hourly News + World News This Week – October 23, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Thirty years ago today we were hearing the shocking news of a truck bomb exploded outside a U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. And...