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King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Typewritten Speech, delivered at Yale

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07706 Author/Creator: King, Martin Luther Jr. (1929-1968) Place Written: [New Haven, Conn.] Type: Typed document Date: 14 January 1959 Pagination: 11 p. 27.5 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: One speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. January 14, 1959 before the faculty and students at Yale University. The speech is regarding the future of integration. He provides a brief survey of race relations in the past and discusses the roadblocks in place for the desegregation movement. These blocks include; public officials, the Ku Klux Klan, and "white councils." He also outlines the possible solutions and ways that desegregation is being pushed thorough to spite the opposition.

Background Information:

People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Black AuthorAfrican American HistorySegregationCivil Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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