We are remembering Martin Luther King, Jr., and his powerful leadership of the Civil Rights Movement today on MLK Day 2022.
WBEZ in Chicago provides Studs Terkel’s famous recordings of the 1963 Train Ride to Washington, focusing on interviews with Chicagoans heading to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March on Washington. Many of those interviewees probably heard Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Martin Luther King, Jr., commented in 1963 on the “minority of misguided senators” who would use the filibuster to block voting rights legislation.
The Washington Post recently reported on Dr. King’s comments on the filibuster and provided the video of those comments.
WBEZ provides Studs Terkel’s recordings on its website.
The Chicago History Museum offers a exhibition on Remembering Dr. King: 1929-1968, a virtual tour of Chicago sites associated with Martin Luther King, Jr.