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MLK on the Mike Douglas Show: 'We've got to prove our moral power'


Last year, I posted on the many ways we can learn about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. online.

We can watch video of his interviews on Meet the Press. We can see King tell a joke on a talk show. We can see what he said in a speech the night before he was killed, and we can watch Walter Cronkite tell the nation that the man who helped change our society was dead.

I thought it was worth sharing the video of King speaking on the Mike Douglas Show again, so we can catch a glimpse of the man when he's not behind a podium.

When Douglas asked why King took a stand against the Vietnam War, King responded:

"I think our power must be much more than military power. We don't need to prove to the world, or to anybody, our military power, we've got to prove our moral power."

Here's part one of that interview. King was killed five months later.


Mark Brush was Michigan Radio’s Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.