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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

This guide has been created in order to assist students and faculty of Arizona State University in the identification of materials (books, dissertations, government documents, video recordings) available from the ASU Library in print or electronic format.

2013 Discovery of Speech

Tang, Terry. Tape of Martin Luther King Jr. Ariz. Speech Found. AP News. Jan. 31, 2014.
Discusses Phoenix resident Mary Scanlon's discovery of a reel-to-reel tape labeled with Martin Luther King's name, her contact with ASU Library's University Archivist Rob Spindler, and Scanlon's decision to donate the tape to the ASU Library.

Dr. King's 1964 Tempe Speech

Items within this box are provided as open access by the ASU Library's Repository Services.

King, Martin Luther, Jr. Religious Witness for Human Dignity.
King's speech at Arizona State University's Goodwin Stadium. The recording includes a brief talk with Arizona NAACP supporters at the Tanner Chapel AME Church in Phoenix earlier the same day. Comprised of an audio file (76:34 min.) and a transcription of the speech (14 pages).

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Martin Luther King, Jr. at Arizona State University
Photograph includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy and G. Homer Durham (Eleventh President, Arizona State University, 1960-1969).

President Durham Correspondence Regarding Martin Luther King, Jr. at Arizona State University
Selected correspondence from President G. Homer Durham's papers regarding planning for and reaction to Dr. King's visit to ASU...

Broadcast [Ragsdale Mortuary (Phoenix, Arizona)]. (37:04 mins.)
Includes a recording of Martin Luther King's “Funtown USA” speech.

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Lincoln Ragsdale with Martin Luther King, Jr. at Arizona State University. 1964.

Spindler, Robert P. Lincoln Ragsdale's Emancipation Proclamation Radio Shows. Presented at Speaking the Unspeakable: A Conversation on Colorblindness, Racism, and Antiracism, a conference at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Feb. 18, 2017.
This presentation is from the former University Archivist for Arizona State University's ASU Library.

Alma Bazel Androzzo (1912-2001)

Phoenix Woman's Gospel Song Inspired Martin Luther King Jr. 27 min. video recording. Arizona Horizon. Feb. 26, 2020.
Host Ted Simons interviews Professor Keith Miller.

Greguska, Emma. ASU Online Master's Degree Graduate Finds New Passion. Apr. 29, 2020. ASU News.

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