Monday, January 24, 2011

Martin Luther King at Dartmouth

Did you know that Martin Luther King spoke at Dartmouth?

On May 23, 1962 Martin Luther King came to Hanover to speak about the state of the Civil Rights Movement. His visit coincided with the arrival in Montgomery, Alabama, of the Freedom Riders who were protesting the segregationist polices of southern bus terminals. Mass rioting, the beating of activists, and angry mobs prompted Dr. King to return to Alabama immediately.

Towards Freedom is a multimedia presentation about Dr. King's speech at Dartmouth where you can watch the speech, read the transcription, and learn more about his visit.

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