To celebrate MLK day, I’m posting the audio from an old Said At Southern Podcast (from my old blog – now retired). It contains a recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on April 19, 1961. The speech is more remarkable considering the context. Southern Baptists were not unified in their posture toward the Civil Rights movement and in 1961 the outcome was far from certain.
In this speech, you will hear Dr. King cast his vision for the church’s role in racial reconciliation. While it has become fashionable to find fault with his personal life and theological positions, there is much to appreciate in King’s prophetic voice.
- Read about the Civil Rights Movement
- Read about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Nobel Prize and Wikipedia
- Read about King’s visit from the SBTS Archives HT
- Read Matthew Hall’s background information about this speech.