Tagged: Dr. Martin Luther King

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March On Washington – August 28, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 28th marks the 56th anniversary of the legendary March on Washington. The largest Civil Rights demonstration of its kind up to this point, the march culminated in a day of speeches in front of the Lincoln Memorial and a general feeling that something had begun. Most people think of...

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The Long, Hot Bummer Continues – July 25, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The World Tonight – July 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If anybody had any curiosity over why the Hippie Movement became so prevalent in the 1960s,  you only had to hear this newscast to realize what happened....

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Solidarity Day – Coretta Scott-King – June 19, 1968

June 19, 1968 – Coretta Scott King – Solidarity Day Address 1968 saw no end of turmoil and upheaval in the world. In the first six months alone there was the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. France went on strike. Prague Spring...

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Death In Memphis – Day Of Rage – April 4-5,1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Robert F. KennedyAnnounces the death of Martin Luther King – April 4, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Death of Martin Luther King – The Aftermath – CBS Radio – April4-5, 1968 –...

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A Word Or Two From Malcolm X – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Malcolm X – James Baldwin – Open Mind On this day, 48 years ago – February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. One of the most vocal figures in the Black Muslim Movement, Malcolm X galvanized the Black community by initiating a...

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January 21, 1964 – The Great Blizzard Of ’64 – Burning Midnight Oil On Capitol Hill – Looking At The Run To The White House

Sadly, not all January 21st’s in history can be celebratory affairs. Not every January 21st can have eloquent speeches, profound poetry or gifted song. No. Some 21st days of January can be just dull and painful and endless treadmills in history. Take, for example, January 21st, 1964. The White House...

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A Martin Luther King Press Conference – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Martin Luther King Press Conf. Jan. 14, 1968 In celebration of Dr. King Day, and as a reminder of that man who walked the walk as well as talked the talk, here is a press conference Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King gave...

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Martin Luther King On Meet The Press – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Talkshows Past

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – Martin Luther King – 1960 Since Tuesday marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, I thought it would be fitting to offer an early Meet The Press appearance from April 16, 1960 as tribute to the man...

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1968: Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same....