Skip to main content

Martin Luther King Jr. at Arizona State University

Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech entitled "Religious Witness for Human Dignity" presented at Goodwin Stadium, Arizona State University on June 3, 1964. Introduction by ASU President G. Homer Durham. This recording is followed by a brief recording of King's remarks to NAACP supporters at the Tanner AME Church in Phoenix earlier in the same day. Related photographs and correspondence of President Durham are included.

thumbnail image

Photo depicts Lincoln Ragsdale at the podium, Goodwin Stadium, Arizona State University June 3, 1964. Martin Luther King Jr., and Ralph Abernathy are visible.

Created Date

Selected correspondence from two files of ASU President G. Homer Durham's papers regarding planning for and reaction to Dr. King's visit to ASU. Especially noteworthy is President Durham's June 4, 1964 letter to John G. Babbitt, President of the Arizona Board of Regents providing details about how the event was organized and his perceptions of Dr. King's presentation. On June 9th President Harvill of the University of Arizona wrote with a message of support and acknowledgement of King's previous appearances at that institution.

Created Date