January 23, 2022

New Online: Video of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Other America” Speech at Stanford University (April 14, 1967)

The Stanford University Libraries recently shared a digitized film (via YouTube) featuring the complete April 14, 1967 “The Other America” speech by by Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. delivered at Stanford.


Film documents a speech given by Martin Luther King at Stanford University on April 14, 1967 about racism and civil rights in American society. Dr. King contends that there are “two Americas”: one “beautiful” and the “other America, ” which is an “arena of blasted hopes and dreams.” He goes on to explain that “we are seeking to make America one nation.”

See Also: Text Transcript of Speech (via Stanford University; PDF)
Begins on page two.

See Also: Additional Resources About Dr. King Including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Encyclopedia (via Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University)


About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.