Audio: © NRK – Norsk Rikskringkasting AS / Text: © The Nobel Foundation 1964
Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture. “One of his most important speeches”, comments Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of The King Institute at Stanford University, on the lecture. ”It lays out his goals for the remainder of his life. He also addresses the problems of racial injustice, poverty and war as global evils rather than specific American problems.”
The recording dates from 11 December 1964, and in contrast with the previously published text version, it finishes with Dr. King echoing his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech for equality and freedom: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racial segregation, a Prize which he accepted on behalf of the civil rights movement. The Nobel Lecture is a requirement for the Nobel Prize. A Nobel Lecture has been held by all Laureates – with very few exceptions – since the first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901.
More facts on MLK at NobelPrize.org: http://goo.gl/GuqdV4