MLK Day 2013
5:02 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Audio Archives: MLK's Father Speaks in Illinois

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we’ll take you back to a speech given by the father of the slain civil rights leader. In 1975, Martin Luther King, Sr. visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about the role of religion in the civil rights movement, and his son’s tireless work.

King says he bears no ill will for his son's killer:

Martin Luther King Sr.
Credit Digital Library of Georgia

Martin Luther King, Sr. discusses his son's death and the role of religion in the Civil Rights Movement

Audio courtesy of WILL