Martin Luther King Jr.’s Visit To The KELOLAND Studios In 1961

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Monday, we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The civil rights icon made a visit to KELOLAND in 1961. He was interviewed in Sioux Falls at our KELOLAND studio by Doug Hill.

During the roughly 12-minute interview King talked about Rosa Parks and the bus boycott as well as how his efforts had him traveling all over the country. As the interview ended the discussion turned to his future efforts. Below is an excerpt on the interview, you can see the whole interview in the video below. 

Doug Hill: I’d certainly like to thank you very much for paying us this high honor of visiting with us in our KELOLAND studios. May we wish you and your campaign for right and justice a lot of luck.

Martin Luther King Jr.: Thank you, very kind.

Doug Hill: Thank you very much, doctor. This is Doug Hill. This afternoon we’ve had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Martin Luther King, a man of peace, waging a war for justice in the South. Good afternoon.

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