Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is being celebrated on January 21 this year. To learn more about the civil rights leader’s lasting impact on the United States and beyond, take a look at the Vanderbilt Libraries TV News ArchiveThis clip is of a service from MLK’s home church in Atlanta, only two years after his death (January 1970, NBC News). This 1997 clip features King’s daughter, Reverend Bernice King, “speaking out against the triple evils of poverty, racism and war” (CNN). Watch some video clips to get inspired, and then check out Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day events.

(Note about TV News Archive access: Streaming video is available to a limited audience and to limited parts of the collection due to copyright considerations. Currently, only individuals associated with sponsoring colleges and universities can view streaming video. Visitors to the Archive in Nashville have access to view all content from our collection.

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