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Continuous showing of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1962 speech at Dartmouth

"I need not pause to say how very delighted I am to be here on the campus of Dartmouth College and to have the privilege of being a part of your lecture series," said Martin Luther King Jr. when he addressed Dartmouth students and others on the evening of May 23, 1962, with a speech titled "Towards Freedom." King spoke at Dartmouth as part of the Great Issues Course, created by John Sloan Dickey, Dartmouth's President from 1945 to 1970.

In 2003, King's Dartmouth speech was reproduced in a multimedia format and is shown each year as part of the College's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. This year it will run continuously on Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 105 Dartmouth Hall, the same classroom where King spoke 43 years ago.

King's Dartmouth address can also be seen and heard online at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~mlk/.

R. Michael Murray in Academic Computing and Sarah Horton in Computing Services created the production using an audiocassette of the event. Patrick Walls, MALS '03, prepared the transcript.

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Last Updated: 12/17/08