Episode #004 utilizes two oral history interviews conducted by poet/author Robert Penn Warren in 1964 with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. These interviews were part of a larger research project documenting the Civil Rights Movement, a project that would be published in 1965 in the form of the book Who Speaks for the Negro?. This episode creates a conversation, through Robert Penn Warren, between Dr. King and Malcolm X about their philosophies pertaining to the use of violent or nonviolent methods to achieve their goals.
To listen to Robert Penn Warren’s collection of oral history interviews with Civil Rights leaders, including the interviews used in this episode, go to http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/series/18949/robert-penn-warren-civil-rights-oral-history-project.
Produced by Doug Boyd and Kopana Terry
Assistant Producer J.D. Carruthers
©2015 Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History University of Kentucky Libraries, All Rights Reserved.
Music by Doug Boyd
The incredible voice in our introduction is Stacy Yelton