The New Phase of the Civil Rights Movement: A Transcript of Dr. King's Interview with NBC


In July 1967, months after giving a speech at Stanford University titled "The Other America," where race, poverty, and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King was interviewed by NBC reporter Sander Vanocur on the themes he'd articulated in that speech. What followed was one of the most prescient and important interviews ever conducted with Dr. King, where he articulates the "new phase" of the struggle for "genuine equality" which in many ways still exists today.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of his death, we transcribed this interview for deeper reflection.