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  • emThe Heavens Might Crackem
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    The Heavens Might Crack

    University of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol recalled the nation’s reaction to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. The author reported that at the time of…

    365 views
  • emRedemptionem
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    Redemption

    Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom recounted the last 31 hours of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., which included his “Mountaintop Speech,” to a gathering of striking sanitation workers on…

    113 views
  • emTo the Promised Landem
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    To the Promised Land

    University of Washington history and humanities professor Michael Honey recounted Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for economic equality.

    155 views
  • After Words with James Swanson
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    After Words with James Swanson

    James Swanson retraced events leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He is interviewed by Jesse Holland, author and race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press.

    687 views
  • Taylor Branch Reflects on Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
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    Taylor Branch on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulitzer Prize author and historian Taylor Branch spoke about the life and legacy of the civil rights leader at an…

    659 views
  • Rep John Lewis Gives Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Representative John Lewis (GA) talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    59 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr and Social Activism
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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Social Activism

    On the 50th anniversary commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., past and present civil rights leaders that included Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Marian Wright…

    406 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    An outdoor service from Memphis commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum’s plaza in front of the…

    1,534 views
  • Washington Journal Sophia Nelson Discusses the 50th Anniversary of MLKs Assassination
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    Sophia Nelson on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

    Author and commentator Sophia Nelson talked about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination and other news of the day.

    454 views
  • Viewers Comment on 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination
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    Open Phones on MLK Assassination 50th Anniversary

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    98 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Funeral Coverage 1968
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Services

    CBS News coverage from April 9, 1968, of the funeral services for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Ralph Abernathy, one of King’s closest friends,…

    1,363 views
  • emMartin Luther King  Assassination and Aftermathem
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    Martin Luther King - Assassination and Aftermath

    This CBS News Special Report was broadcast on April 5, 1968, one day after the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in Memphis. It includes reports of widespread burning and looting in…

    682 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Death Announcement
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Death Announcement

    CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite announces the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, and President Lyndon Johnson makes a statement.

    1,209 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

    652 views
  • Discussion on the Last Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr
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    Last Speeches of Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A discussion on Lincoln’s second inaugural address and MLK’s “Mountaintop” speech was held at the National Cathedral. President Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol March 4, 1865, a…

    974 views
  • Reverend Al Sharpton Addresses Martin Luther King Jr Day Forum
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    Reverend Al Sharpton on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Speakers at Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network;s (NAN) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast included Martin Luther King III, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser,…

    588 views
  • President Trump Remarks on Martin Luther King Jr
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    President Trump Signs MLK Day Proclamation

    President Trump signed a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King Jr. day. The civil rights activist’s nephew and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson also spoke at the…

    11,615 views
  • Clayborne Carson Discusses Martin Luther King Jr
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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Professor Clayborne Carson talks about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, early life, why he decided to become a reverend, and how that contributed to his work in the Civil Rights movement. This class…

    1,357 views
  • House Members Reflect on Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
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    Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus gave speeches on the House floor on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The session was led by Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) and included…

    139 views
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day Sights and Sounds Part 3
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    Martin Luther King Jr Day Sights and Sounds, Part 3

    Live scenes were shown of the sights and sounds at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the federal holiday.

    24 views
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