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Martin Luther King Speaks: Birthday Tribute

Catalog Data

Southern Christian Leadership Conference  Search this
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
3 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
African American  Search this
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Radio programs
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Scope and Contents:
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.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003481 ACMA AV003533
Collection Restrictions:
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African Americans  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Christianity  Search this
Social justice  Search this
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Sound recordings
Radio programs
Martin Luther King Speaks: Birthday Tribute, Record Group 09-037, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.09-037, Item ACMA AV003516-2
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Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives