Partial Transcript: My name is Doug Boyd, Director of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, in the University of Kentucky Libraries.
Segment Synopsis: Boyd discusses the author/poet Robert Penn Warren and his 1964 oral history interviews wi
Keywords: "Who Speaks for the Negro"; Civil Rights Movement.; Robert Penn Warren; Segregation
Partial Transcript: Those are phases, shall we say, in a process. What is the next phase one might envisage?
Segment Synopsis: King discusses what he envisions as the next phase of efforts to bring about a "thoroughly integrated society."
Keywords: Integration; Martin Luther King Jr.; methods; nonviolence
Partial Transcript: Although the passage and signing of the Civil Rights Act later that summer was a major step forward legislatively, by 1964 there seemed to be growing disagreement as to the most effective strategies for protest.
Segment Synopsis: Warren asks Dr. King about disagreement emerging regarding his advocacy of nonviolence. King elaborates on his philosophy. King addresses the arguments against his nonviolent methods.
Keywords: Kenneth Clark; nonviolence
Partial Transcript: In his interview with Malcolm X a few months later, Robert Penn Warren hears a much different perspective
Segment Synopsis: Malcolm X questions the philosophy of nonviolence and advocates the right to defend oneself. Warren inquires about Malcolm X working with SCLC and Dr. King.
Keywords: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Nation of Islam; Religion; SCLC; defense; violence
Partial Transcript: Let's now return to the interview with Martin Luther King.
Segment Synopsis: Robert Penn Warren asks King about how an assassination attempt on King that took place 1958 in Harlem impacted his views on violence. He discusses opposing viewpoints advocating violence, specifically he reacts to Black Nationalism and their critique of his approach. Discusses Malcolm X.
Keywords: Black Nationalism; Harlem; Malcolm X; assassination; nonviolence; violence