King and Heschel at the Rabbinical Assembly Conference

Courtesy of Peter Geffen

On the evening of March 25, 1968, 10 days before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared at the 68th annual convention of the Rabbinical Assembly, where he was introduced by Abraham Joshua Heschel. The event took place at the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake in the Sullivan County Catskills.

Heschel’s remarks start at the 3:30 mark.

JTS. Institutional Recordings, The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, New York, R.G. 42, (Box 79, AV_0898). Digitization and cataloging funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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Transcript of Heschel and King’s remarks

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