The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
On the power of peaceful persuasion
Repository: Pacifica Radio Archives
Collection Description (Extant): Speech and interview on the use of nonviolence in the civil rights movement. A speech in which Dr. King opens with a history of Africans in America, starting with the year 1619. He moves to the years 1955 and 1956, focusing on the Montgomery bus boycott. He describes the spirit and organization behind the successful protest: "...it was ultimately more honorable to walk in dignity than ride in humiliation." King concludes with a commitment to nonviolent resistance in the Ghandi tradition, and outlines what this
philosophical approach means to him.
Collection URL: http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org/search/searchform.php
Existing IDs: BB0115
Extent: 7 1/2 ips, mono
Interviewees: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American clergy
Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955