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Religious Witness for Human Dignity

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, titled "Religious Witness for Human Dignity," 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.

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1964-06-03

Sunday Morning Broadcast

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This Sunday morning broadcast, hosted by Austin Coleman, features a commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation. Coleman also reads a letter from Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson of Coolidge, Arizona discussing citizenship and freedom; reports on a NAACP meeting covering

This Sunday morning broadcast, hosted by Austin Coleman, features a commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation. Coleman also reads a letter from Rev. and Mrs. Leonard Johnson of Coolidge, Arizona discussing citizenship and freedom; reports on a NAACP meeting covering the absence of “negro” employees in Arizona state government positions, discrimination in public accommodations, and calls for a march on the Arizona capitol if the accommodations bill is not passed; and introduces and comments on a clip of Martin Luther King's "Three Words" (All, Here, Now).

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1963 (year uncertain)

Easter Season Broadcast

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Austin Coleman hosts this Easter season program. It features an Easter message from Lincoln Ragsdale, commentary by Ragsdale regarding discrimination, and an announcement of a demonstration to be held at the Capitol "Monday at noon."

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1964-03-22

Sunday Morning Broadcast

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This program, dedicated to Mr. Milton Thomas Ellis, features Lincoln Ragsdale discussing an event in Coolidge, Arizona in which two Blacks entered a restaurant to ask for food “that they might go outside and eat” and were arrested and fined

This program, dedicated to Mr. Milton Thomas Ellis, features Lincoln Ragsdale discussing an event in Coolidge, Arizona in which two Blacks entered a restaurant to ask for food “that they might go outside and eat” and were arrested and fined $1,500. Ragsdale also calls for increased NAACP membership and reflects on a march in Pinal County in the previous year. The program also includes announcements of upcoming events and opportunities for "young negro women" to work with the "new IBM machines and new telephone switchboards" being installed at the Valley Life Insurance Company.

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1964-03-01

Sunday Morning Broadcast

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This broadcast features Lincoln Ragsdale reflecting on the Black community's progress during 1963, including marches and attacks on himself and his family, and a “Special program by Dr. Martin Luther King" composed of excerpts from King speeches arranged in news

This broadcast features Lincoln Ragsdale reflecting on the Black community's progress during 1963, including marches and attacks on himself and his family, and a “Special program by Dr. Martin Luther King" composed of excerpts from King speeches arranged in news program format. Also included are tributes to community members, including Ms. Lillian Brown (a member of the Wesley Methodist Church and an employee of the Valley Life Insurance Company), Pastor Rollins Winslow and members of the of the WMC, Miss Maybelline Walker (a member of the Pentecostal Church and a Valley Life and Casualty employee), Mrs. Flora Mae Smith (a member of the Union Baptist Church and mother of eight young children), and Mrs. Freddie Mae Reagan (a member of the Pentecostal Church and the the newest member of the Valley Life and Casualty staff).

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1964-01-12