Martin Luther King Jr. discusses the current state of African American inequality in this rare audio of a speech he gave at the New School in New York, City on February 6, 1964. He discusses how slavery and segregation made equality a challenge and comments on his hopes for the way the civil rights movement will even the playing field. He also compares the plight of inequality faced by both African Americans and the untouchable caste in India and explains how India began to atone for the years of oppression the lowest caste faced. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into law as a Federal holiday by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 and first celebrated in 1986.