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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- The Christmas Message of Hope

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr- a Rewind series
Length: 54:58

Today, the fifth of six programs honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's the final lecture of Dr. King's Massey lectures. This one is more a sermon than a lecture- it aired on Christmas Eve 1967. Read the full description.

Masssey-king-book_small Today, the fifth of six programs honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's the final lecture of Dr. King's Massey lectures- a series that aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in late 1967. This one is more a sermon than a lecture- it aired on Christmas Eve 1967.  Dr. King used the opportunity to spread his message of non- violence and reconciliation to a wider audience.

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Today, the fifth of six programs honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's the final lecture of Dr. King's Massey lectures- a series that aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in late 1967. This one is more a sermon than a lecture- it aired on Christmas Eve 1967.  Dr. King used the opportunity to spread his message of non- violence and reconciliation to a wider audience.

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Transcript of MLK's Christmas Message

I tried to open the transcript of ML King's Christmas Message (#5 in Massey Lectures), but the links are circular and keep depositing one back in front of the audio version.

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MLK at christmas

What a wonderful story for the holiday. Please replay again.

Broadcast History

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

Transcript

The year was 1967 and Martin Luther King, civil rights leader, Baptist preacher and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, agreed to deliver the prestigious Massey lectures on CBC Radio. His title, was "Conscience for Change." Although these lectures were recorded more than forty years ago, King’s words have lost none of their relevance as we still try to come to terms with many of the same issues.

Yesterday King talked about the race riots that had convulsed Detroit and Newark the previous summer and tried to put some context to that time of unrest. He ended by saying that people matter more than property- and points out that for the most part, the violence of the riots was directed at property rather than people. That’s where he picks it up today.

Part one runs 18:32

Martin Luther King Jr. with the fourth of his five Massey lectures. They were first broadcast on CBC Radio on the...
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Timing and Cues

part one:18:32
part two: 29:13

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 fifth of six programs that honour Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

OUTRO:

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

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