7,219Feb 7, 2006
Coretta Scott King Funeral
President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at ...
6,852Oct 16, 2011
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication
At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement.
This program ...
4,580Feb 4, 2006
Coretta Scott King Lying in Honor
Events surrounding the funeral of Coretta Scott King were shown. Ms. King’s casket arrived at the Georgia State Capitol Rotunda in Atlanta. Members of the public paid respect to ...
3,594Aug 23, 2013
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Civil rights advocates spoke at a forum commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) talked about his experience in ...
3,229Feb 22, 2003
Book Discussion on My Brother Martin
Mrs. Farris, older sister of the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reads from her book My Brother Martin, published by Simon and Schuster. The book is ...
3,049Aug 28, 2013
50th Anniversary of March on Washington
Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot where the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I have a ...
2,835Oct 23, 1989
Book Discussion on And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
Abernathy chronicles his personal experience in the civil rights movement in his autobiography, And the Walls Came Tumbling Down, published by HarperCollins. In the book, ...
2,752Aug 28, 1963
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was on August 28, 1963. The march was organized to push for comprehensive civil rights including public school desegregation, voting rights ...
2,064Jan 17, 2011
Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King
Education Secretary Arne Duncan was the keynote speaker at the breakfast hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and the future of ...
1,922Aug 24, 2013
Realize the Dream Rally and March
Civil rights leaders and contemporary movement leaders spoke at the Lincoln Memorial at a “Realize the Dream” commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs ...
1,436May 18, 2010
Book Discussion on Hellhound on His Trail
Hampton Sides recounts the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and profiles his assassin, James Earl Ray. The author details Ray’s escape from the Missouri State Penitentiary in ...
1,413Nov 3, 2011
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Professor Jonathan Bass talked about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” He wrote in response to a letter from eight white ministers ...
1,263Aug 28, 2010
Reclaim the Dream Rally
Reverend Al Sharpton talked about his “Reclaim the Dream” rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. He also responded to telephone ...
1,105Nov 15, 2011
Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama
Professor Warren Goldstein showed slides as he lectured to a class at the University of Hartford about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s time in Birmingham, Alabama, and the civil rights ...
1,096Aug 25, 2011
Martin Luther King Memorial Luncheon
As a prelude to the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on August 28, 2011, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation held a luncheon to honor the civil ...
1,074Jul 2, 1964
President Johnson Signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
President Lyndon Johnson made remarks and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on July 2, 1964. He was seen giving pens to many in attendance, including the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., and ...
1,024Aug 28, 1963
1963 March on Washington
A 1963 Universal International newsreel report on the largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the United States shows scenes from throughout the day. A short portion of a speech by the ...
984Aug 28, 2013
Changes in America Since the 1963 March on Washington
Michael Eric Dyson and Owen Ullman talked about changes in America since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and they responded to viewer phone calls and electronic ...
982Jan 4, 2011
After Words with Clarence Jones
A former adviser to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., presents a behind the scenes picture of the weeks leading up to the March on Washington, and the writing and delivery of the civil rights ...
867Jan 18, 2011
The Relationship Between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson
A discussion was held exploring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s private conversations and public communications, highlighting the relationship he had with President Lyndon B. ...
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