Lost Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Surfaces



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(ALBANY, N.Y.)
Monday, January 20, 2014
It's believed this is the only known recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech delivered on Sept. 12, 1962, at the Park Sheraton Hotel in New York City.
 
 
 

The New York State Museum's website rolled out a special online exhibit featuring the audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1962 speech commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and the story behind the speech. The online exhibition is available at: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/mlk.

"This is a remarkable treasure," Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch said. "More than 50 years later, Dr. King's voice has come back to life. The Board of Regents and the State Museum are honored to present this unique online exhibition to the public. It's a rare and special opportunity to once more hear the power of Dr. King's words. Every New Yorker and every American should take the opportunity to listen to this speech."

 
 

1962 Typed MLK Speech With Edits by PBS NewsHour

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