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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.- Assassination and Legacy

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr- a Rewind series
Length: 55:00

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Masssey-king-book_small In this- the sixth and final program in this series about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the assassination and legacy. Throughout the series we’ve heard the inspirational and radical words and ideas of Dr. King- today the reaction to his death- and some thoughts about his legacy.

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Piece Description

In this- the sixth and final program in this series about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the assassination and legacy. Throughout the series we’ve heard the inspirational and radical words and ideas of Dr. King- today the reaction to his death- and some thoughts about his 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

All week we’ve been hearing the voice of Martin Luther King Jr.- his beginnings as a Baptist preacher, his burgeoning interest in non-violent tactics to achieve civil rights, and his views on everything from the Vietnam war to young people to sit-ins. Today, his assassination. We start with a CBC news special from April 4, 1968.

Part one runs 19:52

That CBC special report was from April 4, 1968. Today, the assassination of Martin Luther King. King’s death led to a wave of riots in more than 100 cities. Five days later President Lyndon Johnson declared a national day of mourning. Two months later, escaped convict James Earl Ray was captured and charged with King’s murder. He confessed and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Ray spent the rest of his life trying unsuccessfully to withdraw his guilty plea and secure the trial he never had.

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Timing and Cues

part one: 19:52
part two: 27:47
part three: 3:54

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 sixth and final series about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, his assassination and legacy.

OUTRO:

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

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
I'm Old Fashioned Oscar Peterson Another Day. EMarcy 1970 04:06
Hymn to Freedom Oscar Peterson Night Train. Verve 1962 05:30