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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr- A Documentary from 1962

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

A documentary from 1962 about Martin Luther King Jr. It presents a compelling portrait of a young Baptist preacher who was determined to change the world through non-violent tactics. Read the full description.

Masssey-king-book_small A documentary from 1962 about Martin Luther King Jr. It presents a compelling portrait of a young Baptist preacher who was determined to change the world through non-violent tactics. This is the first of six programs that reflect on Dr. King's legacy.

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Piece Description

A documentary from 1962 about Martin Luther King Jr. It presents a compelling portrait of a young Baptist preacher who was determined to change the world through non-violent tactics. This is the first of six programs that reflect on Dr. King's legacy.

Broadcast History

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

Transcript

Today we start a weeklong look at the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. It's been more than 40 years since Dr. King was assassinated- in April 1968. King was, of course, one of the primary leaders of the American civil rights movement and his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 established him as one of the great orators of his time.

Later this week we’ll air for you some of the Massey lectures that King recorded for CBC Radio in 1967. We’ll also have a look at post segregationist Atlanta and reaction to his assassination.

Today a documentary made in 1962 for the CBC Radio program “Project ’62.” It’s an hour-long look at the career and philosophy of Dr. King before he made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, but as he was becoming a national figure. From January 1962, here is Project 62. Please keep in mind that some words and language have changed in the more than 45 years since this...
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Timing and Cues

part one of the documentary runs: 18:07

part two: 17:46

part three: 15:57

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 first of six programs that honour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's a documentary from 1962 that presents a compelling portrait of the young Baptist preacher who was determined to change the world through non-violent tactics.

OUTRO:

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

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