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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- A Portrait of Atlanta 1962

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr- a Rewind series
Length: 54:59

Today on the second of six programs honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a portrait from 1962 of the city of Atlanta. It was the birthplace Dr. King and became one of the first southern cities to become de-segregated. Read the full description.

Masssey-king-book_small Today on the second of six programs honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a portrait from 1962 of the city of Atlanta. It was the birthplace of Dr. King and became one of the first southern cities to become de-segregated. Listen to this fascinating period piece of a city caught up in the sweep of history.

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Piece Description

Today on the second of six programs honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a portrait from 1962 of the city of Atlanta. It was the birthplace of Dr. King and became one of the first southern cities to become de-segregated. Listen to this fascinating period piece of a city caught up in the sweep of history.

Broadcast History

This series first aired on the archives program Rewind on the CBC Radio station of Sirius Satellite Radio in February 2008.

Transcript

Martin Luther King was born in the city of Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. It was, like so many southern cities, segregated. In the 1960s Atlanta was a major organizing center of the civil rights movement. In October 1960 Dr. King was arrested along with several students, at a sit-in at the lunch counter of an Atlanta department store. In spite of this incident, the business leaders of Atlanta fostered the attitude that their city was “too busy to hate.” In 1961, Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. became one of the few Southern white mayors to support desegregation of Atlanta's public schools.

Today, we present a documentary that first aired on the CBC Radio program Venture in April 1962. It’s a portrait of Atlanta that was prepared by Eleanor Fischer and presented by Gordon Jones. Just before we begin, I want to remind you that this program is more than 45 years old, and language and attitudes have cha...
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Timing and Cues

part one: 19:48

part two: 16:02

part three: 17:41

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Up next, a program from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's channel on Sirius Satellite Radio. It's called Rewind- and it features the best of more than 70 years of CBC Radio history.
Today the second of six programs that honour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's a portrait of the city of Atlanta- birthplace of Dr. King.

OUTRO:

This program- the second in a series of six, first aired on the CBC Radio channel of Sirius Satellite Radio.

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