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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters after learning he has won the Nobel Peace Prize in Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964 October 14

@ Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

WSB-TV (Television station : Atlanta, Ga.)


In this WSB newsfilm clip from Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia on October 14, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holds a press conference with his wife, Coretta Scott King, and Andrew Young of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) after learning that he won the Nobel Peace Prize.The clip begins with Dr. and Mrs. King walking around Saint Joseph's Hospital and reporters taking notes. Next the Kings sit with Andrew Young at a table during a press conference; Coretta and Dr. King appear to speak but their comments are not recorded. The two also hug in front of the cameras. The exterior of Saint Joseph's Hospital is seen before the clip repeats people walking down hallways and unrecorded comments by Coretta.In an audio portion of the clip, King comments that the Nobel Peace Prize will help all those who "carry on this struggle in a nonviolent, peaceful manner." The clip's audio breaks after which King' declares that "every penny" of the prize money will go to support civil rights work. When asked if SCLC will benefit from the award, King agrees that since he is most closely associated with SCLC, they will probably receive much of the award money. He recognizes the award as a tribute to civil rights workers of all races "who have followed a nonviolent course in seeking to establish a reign of justice and a rule of love across this nation of ours." King repeats the prize's role in strengthening civil rights workers and...

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Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

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Digital Library of Georgia