Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

This entry was posted in History in the Media, History of Race and Racism, Human Rights, Illinois History and Society, Political Activism and Protest Culture, Political Culture, The Past Alive: Teaching History, United States History and Society. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.