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Martin Luther King Philadelphia speech recovered

(From the National Heritage Society)

Tom Lingenfelter, America's History Detective of Doylestown, Pa., announced the discovery of the 46-year old magnetic quarter-inch audio tape of Dr. King's only major speech in Philadelphia (to an audience of 3500 in the alumni fieldhouse of St. Joseph's University). No other recording of this speech is known to exist.
The recorded speech along with unpublished photographs were found in the forgotten collection of the photographer/journalist who covered the event October 26,1967....all are in excellent condition.
This quintessential hour long speech of carefully measured tone, blend of logic, activism, the Bible and American the passionate desire for a fully integrated society based upon real freedoms; the voice and the reasoning of Dr. King are unmistakable. 
Lingenfelter said the photographs and tape are preserved in a secure facility while plans are being considered for its presentation to the public. 

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Missouri to celebrate 50th anniversary of March on Washington

(From the state of Missouri)

The March on Washington, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Aug. 28, 1963, was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, a time when our country stood at a crossroads for change and equality. This historic march drew more than a quarter million people who convened on the grounds of the Lincoln Memorial, capturing the attention of billions of people worldwide.
August 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech. To commemorate this important date of remembrance, the state of Missouri will participate in the National “Let Freedom Ring” Day with an event from 1-2 p.m. on the grounds of the Missouri State Capitol (in case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the 1st floor Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol). The day’s program will include music, poetry, refreshments and more.