The King is Coming!

Type 
Magazine Article
Year 
1964
Creator(s) 
Month or quarter 
May-June
Doc # 
1EKI26.03
Abstract 

In this article, the authors are referring to civil rights activist Martin Luther King as "The King". The authors discuss the violent repression of civil rights demonstrations by police in Danville, Virginia. They discuss the anticipation with which bewildered, persecuted demonstrators waited for the arrival of King. They also describe King's eventual arrival and his speech of encouragement to protestors. In his speech, King urged demonstrators to sacrifice their short-term freedom for the long-term goal of civil rights for all.

Additional information 

Document Description: three-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Ed King - Mississippi 1964 Fall Summer Plans"; contained in 1EKI26.01; comes from Ed King Collection, box 10 folder 477.

Rights 
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