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Studs Terkel presents a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

BROADCAST: Apr. 5, 1968 | DURATION: 00:54:32

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Studs Terkel shares a special program honoring the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes excerpts from Terkel’s 1965 interview with King about King’s dream for civil rights in the United States, influence of his father, the damaging effects of segregation, and the role of love in bringing about social change. The program also includes excerpts from King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech from the Civil Rights March on Washington, and his 1967 Christmas Eve speech at Bethesda Memorial Church in Atlanta. Terkel interviews both African Americans and whites about the 1963 March on Washington and King’s leadership of the Civil Rights Movement. Interviews are interspersed with recordings of gospel music performed by various Freedom Singers, including “Come By Here,” “This Train Is Bound for Glory,” “We Shall Overcome” “Keep Your Hand on the Plow,” and “Free at Last.” This version of the recording opens with a rendition of "Come By Here."