Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Remembering the Dream of a Civil Rights Visionary

Just three days before delivering his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a guest on NBC's Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press. Dr. King used the forum to discuss the call for civil rights legislation, jobs, freedom, and social equality that came to be symbolized by the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, considered America's greatest civil rights demonstration. The interview, which you can watch in the player below, features Dr. King and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins engaged in a timeless dialogue.