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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. Speech in Mankato, Minnesota, 12 November 1961

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. Speech in Mankato, Minnesota, 12 November 1961.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 259



King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. Speech in Mankato, Minnesota, 12 November 1961. SMHC Manuscript Collection 259. 4 Folders.

Abstract:

Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Mankato, Minnesota on Sunday,12 November 1961 as part of the Third Annual Lectureship for the Wesley Foundation, a Mankato State College religious student organization. He gave two speeches at Century Methodist Church, “The Good Neighbor,” and a speech at Mankato High School, “Facing the Challenge of a New Age.” The Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in Mankato collection consists of an audio recording and transcript of the speech given by King at Mankato High School. Also included are newspaper clippings related to his Mankato visit and research into his visit.

Biographical Note:

Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was best known for his role as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and as a leader during the Civil Rights Movement. He died 4 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

More information on Martin Luther King, Jr. can be accessed at the King Center website, http://www.thekingcenter.org/about-dr-king.

Information was gathered from the Mankato Free Press, the College Reporter, and The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Scope and Content:

The Martin Luther King, Jr. speech in Mankato collection consists of an audio recording by KMSU and transcript of the speech given by King at Mankato High School, “Facing the Challenge of a New Age” on 12 November 1961. Newspaper clippings from the College Reporter and the Mankato Free Press related to King’s Mankato visit are in the collection. The various documents collected during research into King’s visit have also been included.

According to The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., the program for Third Annual Lectureship for the Wesley Foundation resides in Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. Speech in Mankato, Minnesota, 12 November 1961. SMHC Manuscript Collection 259, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

KMSU donated the speech audio file in 2013. Newspaper clippings and Mankato visit research were compiled by University Archives’ staff.

Processed By:

Mee Xiong processed this collection in March 2017.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech in Mankato available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

African Americans--Civil rights.
Civil rights movements--United States.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Mankato (Minn.)
Mankato High School (Mankato, Minn.)
Mankato State College.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 259

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Newspaper clippings, 1960-1961

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Research on Mankato visit, 1960, 2002, 2014, undated

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Speech, Audio CD, 12 November 1961

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Speech, Transcript, 12 November 1961

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