Hosted byJonathan Eig

Curated byWill Fritzler, Hark Editor

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King's Emergence as a Leader

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Host Jonathan Eig speaks with NPR's Book of the Day about the moment King emerged as a national leader and what sustained him through hardship.
King's Emergence as a Leader

NPR's Book of the Day

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The Resonant "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

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Biographer Taylor Branch discusses the historical significance of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail," which he wrote on the margins of a newspaper while behind bars.
The Resonant "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Capehart

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The Improvisation Behind "I Have a Dream"

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King is perhaps best-known for his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. But he was actually dissuaded from using that language and improvised it at the podium.
The Improvisation Behind "I Have a Dream"

Sidedoor

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King's Bravery at Selma

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King was at the head of the second voting rights march from Selma, Alabama in 1965. Though they were forced to turn back, King's leadership legitimized the protest and helped pass the Voting Rights Act.
King's Bravery at Selma

History Daily

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"Beyond Vietnam" and King's Radical Vision

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King's activism went beyond civil rights to issues like the Vietnam War and global nonviolence, about which he delivered an expansive 1967 speech in a Manhattan church.
"Beyond Vietnam" and King's Radical Vision

This Day in Esoteric Political History

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King's Final Speech: Reaching the Promised Land

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King delivered his final speech the day before he was shot in 1968, speaking to the "promised land" that is part of his storied legacy.
King's Final Speech: Reaching the Promised Land

Radio Boston

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