Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
TuneIn's editors commemorate Dr. King's legacy with a collection of speeches, interviews, and remembrances.
"I Have a Dream"
Listen here to the full audio of Martin Luther King, Jr'.s 1963 speech, a defining moment in America's history. (American Rhetoric, 8/28/1963)
Robert Penn Warren Interviews Dr. King, 1964
In this rare interview, Poet Robert Penn Warren sits down with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss a wide range of topics. Dr. King speaks candidly, in marked contrast to his dramatic speechmaking. (Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project, 3/18/1964)
Desegregation in Little Rock, 60 Years Later
60 years after the Supreme Court ruled against school segregation in "Brown Vs. Board of Education," we travel to Little Rock, Arkansas, where the ruling has birthed a long line of legal battles stretching across the decades. (Morning Edition, NPR, 1/13/2014)
"Let Freedom Ring" March on Washington 50th Anniversary
Listen to President Obama's speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (White House Audio, 8/13/2013)
On the Trail of James Earl Ray
Hampton Sides, author of "Hellhound on His Trail," describes the harrowing international manhunt for Dr. King's assassin, James Earl Ray. (Fresh Air, NPR, 1/17/2011)
Dr. King's Lesser Known Speeches
From economic equality to the Vietnam War, Dr. King spoke on a wide variety of topics outside of the Civil Rights Movement. Listen to excerpts here. (Forum, KQED, 1/10/2010)
A Poetic Envisioning of King's Last Night
Dr. King's "Mountaintop" speech, given on the night of his assassination, inspired the Melbourne Theatre Company in Australia to produce "The Mountaintop," a spiritual imagining of Dr. King's final hours. Listen an excerpt of the famous speech, followed by a short reading done by the show's cast. (Books and Arts Daily, ABC, 11/13/2013)