Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister from Georgia who led the non-violent
civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
About the Project

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project was to catalog and make accessible on this Web site YouTube videos of historic speeches and interviews by or about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Selection of Materials

The scope of the project was limited to the selection of archival footage of speeches, television interviews, and newsreels by or about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as posted on the web site  All videos have been reviewed for relevancy to the topic.


All videos cataloged as part of this project are hosted by  This DALNET project has not duplicated any videos, nor does it provide access to any videos hosted on DALNET servers.  This project only provides Internet links to materials hosted by other non-DALNET resources and to DALNET MARC records.  For information on how to provide notification of copyright infringement for videos linked to on this site please visit

It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions for copyrighted materials.  Transmission or reproduction of protected items, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the written permission of the copyright owners, for items not in the public domain.  To embed YouTube videos on another site or to inquire about using them in any other way, please visit for more information. 

Metadata and Cataloging

Original cataloging for the project was created in MARC format in the Horizon Integrated Library System.  The Library of Congress Authority file was used for topical subjects and personal names.

Funding and Staffing

This project is hosted by the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET).  As host institution for this project, DALNET has funded operations of the site server and has provided staffing for project development.  In addition, project volunteer, Pat Lewis, is a graduate of the Wayne State University Library and Information Science Program.  Work on the project began in September 2007.

General Disclaimers and Information

DALNET and its member libraries do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in these collections, which may contain materials offensive to some viewers.

Although DALNET has provided links to videos, images, and other related sites, DALNET does not necessarily support access to non-DALNET resources.  The Internet is a transitory medium, and YouTube videos specifically, may not have the permanence of non-Internet resources.

DALNET has provided this web site as a virtual collection of videos posted on  DALNET is unable to provide additional assistance in accessing, viewing, and/or playing YouTube videos.  For further assistance with YouTube, including troubleshooting information, please visit

For YouTube terms of use please visit

For uniformity in descriptive paragraphing, captions, and in the provided historic timeline, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been referred to on this web site as Dr. King.


Project Inception and Management: Steven K. Bowers

Web Design and Concept: Patricia Lewis

Cataloging, Research, and Web site Content: Patricia Lewis, Kristy Wells, Cathy Wolford

Proof Reading and Design Consultation
: Nicole D. Riggs, Kristy Wells, Cathy Wolford

When writing historical information included on this web site, the following publication was consulted:

Oates, S. B.  (1994).  Let the trumpet sound.  New York: Harper Collins.

The header image of this web site, depicting Dr. King, is from an image that is the work of an employee of the Executive office of the President of the United States, taken or made during the course of the person's official duties.  As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain:

Author: Yoichi R. Okamoto, White House Press Office (WHPO)

Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.  Image Serial Number: A2133-10

Image downloaded from

Detroit Area Library Network