Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

New York News
10:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found

Martin Luther King.
Credit NYS Archives

The New York State Museum in Albany is celebrating an important find on this Martin Luther King Day — a recording of a 1962 speech by the civil rights leader that hadn’t been heard since it was delivered in New York City. The museum received a reel-to-reel tape of the speech celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the late 1970’s, but didn’t hear it until this past November. Museum director Mark Schaming says it’s a landmark moment for the museum.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Ideas Matter: Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Brian J. Purnell

  Our series, Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities provides our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter. This morning we spotlight Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Dr. Brian J. Purnell is the Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College and he joins us to tell us more.

WAMC News
4:43 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Ex-ranger guarded MLK; Recalls Historic Event

Gordon "Gunny" Gundrum of Grafton stands near clergyman and activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, as King delivered his "I have a dream" speech.

The former National Park Service ranger who stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King during his "I Have a Dream" speech says the event was a life-changing moment, helping him realize "everyone has unalienable rights."

Gordon "Gunny" Gundrum of Grafton,  says his assignment to guard dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963 gave him a front-row view of the historic event.

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New York News
2:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Remembering The March And The Dream

Community organizations, labor unions, and individuals from throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region are coming together this evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Groups will assemble for a night of remembrance, celebration, and discussion for the future of the civil rights movement. They'll commemorate the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge"

  We speak with United States Congressman, John Lewis, about his new book, Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

8/28/13 - Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria
Syria Stock Slump
NYT Attack
March on Washington Anniversary

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New England News
8:06 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Mass. Gov. Patrick Returning To Public Spotlight

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is returning to the public spotlight after a month during which he's kept an unusually low profile.

Patrick will attend a meeting of the Governor's Council. It's the first public event he's had at the Statehouse since a July 31 meeting of the council.

In the afternoon, Patrick will participate in a bell-ringing at the Old South Meeting House in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington.

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WAMC News
7:49 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusess the 50th anniversary of when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial.

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Hudson Valley News
6:34 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Linking Dr. King's Dream to Obama's Inauguration

Credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com; source: Library of Congress

As President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term today, the nation celebrated the life of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  And January First marked the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing hundreds of thousands of slaves.  

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