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Voices of the Civil Rights Movement
In honor of MLK Day, we're highlighting the stories of those who took part in the civil rights movement. Listen to their reflections and ongoing legacies in our story collection.
Stories for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, deepen your understanding of the history of civil rights in America by listening to the voices of people who lived it.
“I said, ‘Dr. King, I am John Robert Lewis.’”
John Lewis remembers how Dr. King’s words inspired him to join the civil rights movement.
We Go Up Together Or We Go Down Together
On this week’s episode, we’re remembering the final hours of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s life through the experiences of some of the people who were there at the time.
“Kneeling over his body, all I could hear was, ‘I may not get there with you.'”
Clara Jean Ester, 72, remembers bearing witness to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech in 1968, and rushing to his side the next day when he was assassinated.