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Long-Lost Audio of Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Found in UCLA Storage Room

January 19, 2015 by Brian Champlin

Well today is the day that we honor Martin Luther King Jr, and what better way to celebrate Dr. King’s memory than with the discovery of a 55-minute recording of a speech delivered by the late civil rights leader on April 27, 1965 on the campus of UCLA.

According to a report by PBS, the footage was recovered by archivist Derek Bolin and Tim Groeling, chair of the UCLA Department of Communication Studies. The audio was digitized and added on the Comm. Department’s official YouTube channel this past Thursday.

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Enjoy this gem of history. And happy MLK Day!

“In the final analysis racial justice must be uprooted from American society because it is morally wrong…”

“We must realize that the time is always right to do right.”

– Martin Luther King Jr., April 27 1965

[h/t: Reddit]

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