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Speech, January 15, 1981, Birthday Celebration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Wofford College

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Creator:Newman, I. DeQuincey (Isaiah DeQuincey), 1911-1985
Title:Speech, January 15, 1981, Birthday Celebration, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Wofford College
Date:1981 Jan. 15, 2008

Four pages of a typewritten speech dated January 15, 1981 that commemorates the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of his birth. The speech emphasizes King's concern for the economically and socially disadvantaged, and warns against acting in self-centeredness. The speech refers to calls to service made by presidents John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, and the importance of demonstrating love to others. The speech calls attention to the poverty rate in South Carolina, and emphasizes that the proper way to remember King is to dedicate oneself to the promotion of his ideals.

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Local identification number: pnh8101

Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Speeches, addresses, etc. | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Birth | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Anniversaries, etc. | African Americans--Civil rights--United States | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | Poor People's Campaign | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Washington (D.C.) | Love--United States | Responsibility--United States | Poverty--South Carolina | Poor--South Carolina | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:Isaiah DeQuincey Newman, (1911-1985), Papers, 1929-2003
Institution:University of South Carolina
Contributors:South Carolina Political Collections | University of South Carolina. Library. Digital Collections | Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Collection (University of South Carolina. Library. Digital Collections
Original Material:

Folder: Newman, Speeches, 1957-1984 & n.d., Isaiah DeQuincey Newman Papers, South Carolina Political Collections, The University of South Carolina Libraries

Rights and Usage:

Digital image copyright 2008, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact South Carolina Political Collections, USC, Columbia, SC 29208.

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Forms part of online collection: Isaiah De Quincey Newman (1911-1985) Papers, 1929-2003.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digital.tcl.sc.edu/u?/idn,2372