Martin Luther King Jr.
Izola Curry: Ron Naclerio on How His Dad Saved MLK’s Life


Hear Cardozo high school basketball coach Ron Naclerio recall how his dad, thoracic surgeon Dr. Emil Naclerio saved Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in 1958. In September of 1958, Ms. Izola Ware Curry tried to kill Dr. King at a book signing with a letter opener. Read below from the … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Clarence B. Jones Remembers MLK’s Assassination

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On April 4, 1968, at the age of 39, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In this video, his friend, advisor and draft speechwriter Dr. Clarence B. Jones recalls hearing the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and speaks about his initial … Continue reading

1968 Washington D.C. Riots
D.C. Was a ‘War Zone’ During the 1968 Riots


Wendell Jackson, a Washington, D.C. native and current resident, describes what it was like to be involved in the 1968 D.C. riots that occurred after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jackson describes participating in the looting of a liquor store across the street from him and recalls what … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King
[Text] Remembering Selma and Corretta Scott King

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Author: Rev. Dr. John F Baggett “Martin has known from the beginning that the movement could cost him his life…” Over the years I have recalled many times these prophetic words spoken to me with serene dignity in private conversation, by Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King. … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr.
[Text] Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

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I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. (Read the full text below.) April 16, 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement … Continue reading