Closing Thought–15Jan18

Today we celebrate the life of Martin Luther king, Jr…..his speeches lead to the Civil Rights Movement that to the freedoms we all have finally given to black people….

This is a forgotten speech of MLK from 1964…….

In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein’s recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met only once. On March 26, 1964, the two black leaders were on Capitol Hill, attending Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

King was stepping out of a news conference, when Malcolm X, dressed in an elegant black overcoat and wearing his signature horn-rimmed glasses, greeted him.

My day is over…..time to relax….see you guys tomorrow……chuq


5 thoughts on “Closing Thought–15Jan18

    1. MLK and Malcom X all fought for a cause that remains largely unresolved even today. Laws have been passed yes, but it is impossible to legislate love and one form of segregation or another still persists.

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