The World House Podcast
is a series of recordings designed to introduce you to the work of the King Institute and in particular to the King Papers Project. The project started more than three decades ago, when Coretta Scott King asked Dr. Clayborne Carson to edit and publish a definitive edition of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. Although King is perhaps the best-known American the podcast reveals that there is still much that we can learn about this remarkable man.
Episode 1: Beyond Vietnam
Listen to our first episode featuring the controversial Anti-Vietnam War Speech that King gave on April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Episode 2: Early Years
In this episode, we take a look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early years in Atlanta, GA. We talk about the family the young King was born into and the religious and social environment in which he spent his childhood.
Episode 3: Crozer Theological Seminary
In this episode, we are talking about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s time at the Crozer Theological Seminary, near Chester, Pennsylvania.
Episode 4: Meet Coretta
In Fall 1951, at the age of 22, Martin Luther King, Jr., moved to Boston, where he began his doctoral studies at the School of Theology, at Boston University. But rather than focusing on King's graduate studies, this episode is dedicated to King's encount
Episode 5: Welcome to Montgomery!
On December 1, 1955, one of Montgomery's most prominent community members came into the spotlight of local news: Rosa Parks. She refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger and was arrested for violating the segregation laws.
Episode 6: Desegregation at Last
On November 13, 1956 the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Browder v. Gayle and struck down laws requiring segregated seating on public buses.
Episode 7: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
To deepen his understanding of Gandhi, King traveled to India. On 3 February 1959, Martin and Coretta King embarked on a five-week-long journey through India.
Episode 8: 1960, The Sit-Ins begin...
This episode follows Kings' move to Atlanta and Martin's involvement in students' sit-in campaign.
Episode 9: 1961/1962 Albany Movement
This episode focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s involvement in the 1961/1962 Albany Movement, in Albany GA.
Episode 10: 1963 Birmingham
In winter of 1962 Dr. King decided to join the local activists and the movement leader Fred L. Shuttlesworth in their preparation for the Birmingham Campaign.
Episode 11: 1963 Birmingham Part 2
This episode focuses on the events that took place in April and May of 1963 in downtown Birmingham, AL.
Episode 12: The Freedom Rides
This episode focuses on two of the iconic civil rights movement leaders: John Lewis, and Cordy Tindell Vivian.
Episode 18: Black Power
Calling for "Black Power," Stokely Carmichael gave voice to younger activists disillusioned with the nonviolent principles, which exposed the growing differences within the civil rights movement.
Episode 19: 1966 Chicago
In January of 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr., moved to Chicago to support the local activists in the Chicago Freedom Movement, a campaign against poverty, housing discrimination, and other urban problems.
Episode 20: Last March
In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., began working on his most ambitious and also his last major campaign; the Poor People's Campaign.
Episode 21: Final Speech
On April 3, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his last speech at the mass meeting of the Memphis Sanitation Workers.