Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lost King Speech To Be Heard After 50 Years : NPR


Lost King Speech To Be Heard After 50 Years : NPR: Officials at Bethel College in Newton, Kan., on Monday will play a recording of a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that hasn't been heard in half a century.

It's the only recording of the speech that exists, and until recently, school officials thought it was lost for good.

King gave the speech, about the future of integration, at Bethel College in south-central Kansas in January 1960. Bethel officials were working on commemorating this year's 50th anniversary of that speech when they realized that they didn't have a copy.

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