Martin Luther King And USC

These are rare color photos I first ran in September from when Martin Luther King spoke at the Coliseum in May, 1964.

The photos were taken by  Jay A. Brown, who worked as an assistant to Congressman Thomas Rees. But it went undiscovered until it was found a drawer by Brown’s daughter about 50 years later.

Here’s a close-up that shows Dick Van Dyke on the far left. Van Dyke turned 97 last month.

Below is a picture of King speaking at Bovard Auditorium on Oct. 16, 1967.


25 thoughts on “Martin Luther King And USC

  1. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’


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    1. Ed —Somebody told me those streets were named after the author of the “99 Theses”….


    2. Good question Ed. MLK was born Michael King Jr. His father, a minister went to Europe and found the evangelical reformist Martin Luther to be a true Christian. He returned home and changed his name to Martin Luther King he also changed his son’s name to Martin Luther King Jr.


  2. I have been to Africa, the vast lands of the ‘Black-People’
    a race that feels, knows, Knows the rhythms of
    ‘true-life’ in their hearts and beneath their feet
    as so many dance away the night regaling in the gaiety of life


      1. Well —at least at my high school —we sure thought we could…
        [Garth in Wayne’s World 2: “I’m dancing. I’m dancing”]……

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      1. So MG, your guys thought they could dance in high school, huh,
        well if you had gone to school in Hawaii I might buy that–
        Best to start with mimicking the arms’ movements of the hula dancers
        adding-in your own masculine touches

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      2. If we keep this up we might have to stop our manufactured outrage when it comes to the left’s harassment of conservative figures.


      3. Pass on all such sentiments to New York’s Attorney General….


  3. To finish it off Michael Guarino with his comments way up there in Wolf-land
    ‘Yeah, trying to run backwards will improve a man’s dancing moves…

    What else is ‘out there’ yes, a titillating weekend of NFL Football manufactured by ‘Your’ National Football League, Incorporated,
    A Pack of geniuses forming 8-leagues so an 8-9 team has a shot


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