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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 04:31 AM

New Martin Luther King Jr audio tape discovered

New Martin Luther King Jr audio tape discovered

An audio tape of a previously unpublished interview with Martin Luther King Jr has emerged, in which King calls the movement "one of the greatest epics of our heritage."

7:59AM BST 22 Aug 2012

The nearly pristine reel-to-reel recording marked "Dr King interview, Dec 21, 1960" was found by Stephon Tull in dusty boxes in his father's attic in Tennessee. His father interviewed King in 1960 for a never-written memoir.

The tape captures King talking about the importance of the civil rights movement, his definition of nonviolence and how a recent trip to Africa informed his views. New York collector Keya Morgan authenticated the tape and is arranging a private sale this month.

Many recordings of King are known to exist. But one historian said the interview is unusual because there's little audio of King discussing his activities in Africa, while two of King's contemporaries said it's exciting to hear a little-known recording of their friend for the first time.

Mr Tull wasn't sure what he had found until he borrowed a friend's reel-to-reel player and listened.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/9491311/New-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-audio-tape-discovered.html

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 08:47 AM

1. Speaking of MLK and Good Reads - Hugh Jackman is turning one into a movie


Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman to tackle Martin Luther King slaying
By Steven Zeitchik
July 31, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

EXCLUSIVE: Lee Daniels and Hugh Jackman failed to get a civil rights picture off the ground when their passion project "Selma" fell apart two years ago. But the pair are taking another crack at that subject, exploring the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination with a new film that takes an unconventional view of King's murder.

Daniels will direct and Jackman will star in "Orders to Kill," a story that aims to tell an alternative version of the King shooting, according to a person familiar with the project who was not authorized to talk about it publicly. Millennium Films will produce and finance the film, which is currently being shopped around to distributors in Hollywood. A Millennium spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

The film will tell the story of William Pepper (Jackman), a controversial attorney and activist who for decades has argued that convicted killer James Earl Ray, who recanted his confession and died arguing his innocence, didn't shoot MLK.

The picture will follow Pepper over the years as he wages a one-man campaign, interviewing witnesses and building support for his theory that other interests, including those from the U.S. government, were behind the 1968 Memphis killing. (In a nutshell, Pepper, who is still alive, argues that government interests wanted King dead because of his opposition to the Vietnam War.) It will be based on Pepper's own book, which has been adapted for the screen by Hollywood screenwriter Hanna Weg...

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Wed Aug 22, 2012, 11:31 AM

2. Thanks for the heads-up on this film. Would not want to miss it. n/t

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Wed Aug 29, 2012, 01:42 PM

3. MLK Memorial 'Arrogant' Inscription Fix Remains Unsettled

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