It was 1964, the height of the civil rights movement and quite possibly the peak of Martin Luther King Jr‘s fame, when he delivered the Springfield College commencement speech.  

But the Martin Luther King Jr Commencement speech almost didn’t happen, for social and political reasons that reflected race relations in the early 1960s. Connecting Point’s Dave Fraser reports on the story.  

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This story originally aired on February 19, 2018.