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MLK in Birmingham Jail

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MLK in Birmingham Jail

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Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. sits in a jail cell at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama. October 1967. During an earlier arrest King wrote his famous

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  • Jesse Jackson: Impact of MLK's Death
    Jesse Jackson: Impact of MLK's Death

    Video Clip (1:39)

    "...All that I really knew to do at the time was to call upon my own analytic instincts. When a major player is hurt, you can't forfeit the game. You have to toughen up and buckle up, take a deep breath, and keep playing even in that player's name. You have to continue..."

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  • Ask Steve: MLK, JR.
    Ask Steve: MLK, JR.

    Video Clip (1:39)

    On Ask Steve, the efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his assassination was discussed. His connection with the White House was cut off my President Lyndon Johnson because of his lack of support for the Vietnam War. He then went to Memphis.

    Video Clip (1:39)
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  • Jesse Jackson: MLK's Agony
    Jesse Jackson: MLK's Agony

    Video Clip (2:31)

    Jesse Jackson talks about Dr. King's suffering during the Civil Rights Movement.

    Video Clip (2:31)
  • Jesse Jackson Recalls MLK's Last Day
    Jesse Jackson Recalls MLK's Last Day

    Video Clip (2:05)

    Jesse Jackson remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s reflective mood on the day he was assassinated.

    Video Clip (2:05)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream
    Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have A Dream

    Video Clip (16:15)

    We are unable to offer the full ''I Have a Dream'' speech, the rights to which are controlled by the Estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    To view a full transcript of this and other speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visit The Kings Papers Project Web site.

    Video Clip (16:15)
  • Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King Jr.
    Bill Clinton on Martin Luther King Jr.

    Video Clip (1:44)

    Bill Clinton speaks on his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Video Clip (1:44)
  • Condoleezza Rice: Memories of Dr. King
    Condoleezza Rice: Memories of Dr. King

    Video Clip (1:43)

    In this video on Martin Luther King, we see an interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and hear what she has to say about the man who tried to change America. Don't miss this compelling story about her hometown and the king.

    Video Clip (1:43)
  • Martin Luther King III on his Father
    Martin Luther King III on his Father

    Video Clip (1:26)

    Martin Luther King III remembers his father's love of all people and transformative effects on the world.

    Video Clip (1:26)
  • Tom Brokaw on King's Legacy
    Tom Brokaw on King's Legacy

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    Tom Brokaw talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s lasting effects on American Society.

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  • Jesse Jackson: King's Final Sermon
    Jesse Jackson: King's Final Sermon

    Audio Clip (0:48)

    "...and then Dr. King gave this speech. He climaxed talking about how he had been to the mountaintop. What I remember the most about the speech was how ministers, who ordinarily will exclaim joy and support a minister who is speaking. But how ministers cried. It was that kind of speech..."

    Audio Clip (0:48)
  • Booker T. Washington on Race Relations
    Booker T. Washington on Race Relations

    Audio Clip (3:28)

    On September 18, 1895, at the Atlanta Exposition, Booker T. Washington rises to national fame when he delivers what came to be known as his “Atlanta Compromise” speech, in which he advocates for the races to work together while remaining separate socially.

    Audio Clip (3:28)
  • Harry Belafonte Rates "I Have a Dream" Speech
    Harry Belafonte Rates "I Have a Dream" Speech

    Audio Clip (0:27)

    According to Belafonte, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech ranks as one of the most important speeches in American political history.

    Audio Clip (0:27)
  • Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her Activism
    Fannie Lou Hamer on Roots of Her Activism

    Audio Clip (0:40)

    Fannie Lou Hamer, who worked as a field organizer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to expand black voter registration, discusses her awakening to racial injustice.

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  • A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial Equality
    A. Philip Randolph on Struggle for Racial Equality

    Audio Clip (0:59)

    Born April 15, 1889, A. Philip Randolph was instrumental in leading the civil rights movement in America. In one of many speeches on racial justice, Randolph ponders the question of how to right past wrongs.

    Audio Clip (0:59)
  • Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Stokely Carmichael on Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Audio Clip (2:42)

    On April 5, 1968, in a press conference held the day after the slaying of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael predicts the outbreak of more violence across the nation in retaliation for "white America's biggest mistake."

    Audio Clip (2:42)
  • Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation
    Adam Clayton Powell Rallies Congregation

    Audio Clip (3:54)

    In a 1967 sermon, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., pastor and congressman from Harlem, New York City, reaches out to the downtrodden and depressed with his "keep the faith, baby" slogan.

    Audio Clip (3:54)
  • Nelson Mandela Gathers Support to Abolish Apartheid
    Nelson Mandela Gathers Support to Abolish Apartheid

    Audio Clip (2:03)

    After being held for 27 years as a political prisoner, the newly freed Nelson Mandela stands before the United Nations on June 22, 1990. As deputy president of the African National Congress, Mandela delivers a speech to the Special Committee Against Apartheid and calls for continued economic sanctions against South Africa to help force an end to segregation.

    Audio Clip (2:03)
  • Tutu Speaks Out Against Apartheid
    Tutu Speaks Out Against Apartheid

    Audio Clip (1:54)

    In an October 28, 1985, address to the United Nations Special Political Committee, Bishop Desmond Tutu calls for the immediate dismantling of apartheid.

    Audio Clip (1:54)
  • NAACP's Walter White Decries Racial Inequality
    NAACP's Walter White Decries Racial Inequality

    Audio Clip (2:28)

    On June 29, 1947, at the closing session of the 38th annual conference for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Walter F. White, the organization’s executive secretary, warns that despite progress made in civil rights, true equality can’t be achieved with a "separate but equal" mandate.

    Audio Clip (2:28)

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