Sunday, August 25, 2013
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The recorded speech along with unpublished photographs were found in the forgotten collection of the photographer/journalist who covered the event October 26,1967....all are in excellent condition.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 history...plus 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.