Dr. King visited San Diego on May 29, 1964. He traveled the country to gather support for the National Civil Rights Act which later that year would be signed into law. That day Dr. King gave several speeches across the city. The largest of these gatherings was in Golden Gymnasium located on the campus of what is now PLNU. In 2006, through the support of PLNU alumni and campus departments, an interactive kiosk was constructed to memorialize the event. 2014 a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the event was placed in the gym.(See below)
The speech's theme was "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution." The San Diego History Center reported on the activies of the day including the text of the speech.
Below is a representative list of electronic resources found in Ryan Library. These resources are examples of King's oratory expertise and its impact on the civil rights movement. Access these videos and eBooks using your PLNU Network ID and Password. This is the same way you access Canvas and campus Gmail. Check with a librarian for additional resources.
On Non-Violence and Christian Love The first few seconds are blurred but then the picture becomes clear.
No Easy Walk 1961–1963 The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as King emerges as its most visible leader. From the PBS award-winning series "Eyes on the Prize."