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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Civil Rights and Apartheid

Coinciding with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives shared a recently re-discovered speech by Dr. King.

On his way to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize , Dr. King stopped in London and delivered a speech to the Christian Action group on December 7, 1964. In this speech, Dr. King connected the history of American segregation and the Civil Rights movement with the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, then a correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Roughly 50 years later, the speech was re-discovered in the Pacifica Radio Archives. This morning, Democracy Now! shared the speech.

Listen to the speech above; a full transcript of the speech (and the broadcast) is available at the Democracy Now! site.