Audio Archives: MLK's Father Speaks in Illinois

Jan 21, 2013

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

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