A Conversation with Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King is famous for his speeches, so you may not have heard him speak in casual conversation. Here’s a video from 1967 – it’s from a talk show called the Merv Griffin Show – and in it he sits down and talks about his life and work. After you watch the video, take the quiz to test your understanding. To help you a little bit, listen for the answers to these questions:

1.  Did Martin Luther King ever come to New York?

2.  Where was he from?

3.  What was his job? Who did he work with?

4.  Was he married or single?

5.  What disease did he compare racism to?

6.  Did he ever write any books?

7.  Was he optimistic or pessimistic about the future?



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