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The radio broadcast program - Martin Luther King Speaks - consists of clips from speeches delivered by Martin Luther King; the program broadcasted weekly. This particular episode of Martin Luther King Speaks contains clips of speeches which highlight MLK's calls for nonviolent, revolutionary change, including questioning the whole of society and seeing the work of Jesus Christ as revolutionary; love over hate; and truth and justice over fear. The episode broadcasted on Martin Luther King Sunday and was specifically produced as a birthday tribute with information on how listeners can make Martin Luther King's birthday - January 15 - a national holiday. One of the recordings includes, after full broadcast of Martin Luther King Speaks, a portion of MLK's Drum Major speech about what MLK would like to be said at his funeral.
Radio broadcast program. Part of Broadcast Programs. Broadcast date (from contents of recording): 19690112. AV003516, AV003533: same content, undated. AV003481: includes a portion of MLK's Drum Major speech from 003010-003348, undated.
Martin Luther King Speaks: Birthday Tribute, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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