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Martin Luther King Jr., in the Massey radio interviews

April 27, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking against the Vietnam War, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota. (Minnesota Historical Society)

We are airing a special interview to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In November 1967. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the Massey lectures on CBC Radio. The Masseys are a prestigious annual broadcast in which a note Canadian or international scholar gives a weeklong series of lectures on a political, cultural or philosophical topic.

King’s title was “Conscience for Change.” In the lectures, he talked about race relations, the war in Vietnam, youth and social action and non-violence as a tactic for social change. Today we broadcast the first in the series.

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