Rare video of MLK talking about “a new phase” and Guaranteed Income

In a rare video featuring clips from “The Frank McGee Sunday Report” (NBC News, May 7, 1967) Martin Luther King says the civil rights movement’s new phase is seeking genuine equality (economic and social) with solutions like a guaranteed income.

The clip starts abruptly so we do not hear the interviewer’s question. But it seems as if King was asked if he would consider the civil rights movement dead. MLK responds,

King goes on to explain his thoughts and decision to speak out on Vietnam were influenced by time he took to reflect and mediate while writing his last book. Unfortunately the video is edited and incomplete. I have reached out to NBC for more information. It is currently not available for preview or purchase on their website.



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