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  • Martin Luther King on Selma and black voting registration

    2/26/1965 Dr Martin Luther King Jnr tells the Los Angeles World Affairs Council about the disparities in voter registration in the South, and the barriers put up to prevent blacks from registering
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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hollywood Palladium February 26, 1965

    Audio from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech on February 26, 1965, 9 days before Selma, when he addressed the Los Angeles World Affairs Council at a luncheon at the Hollywood Palladium.

    Dr. King's speech begins at 9:35

    Although he had received the Nobel Peace Prize just two months before, he was under heavy guard during his visit following the recent assassination of Malcolm X and growing tensions in Selma.

    For more information on Los Angeles World Affairs Council speakers and transcripts of past events, please visit www.lawac.org.
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