by Martin Luther King Jr., Bode Wegerif, Dale White
Roodepoort, South Africa
Undated, 1955 or early 1966?
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Record with a recording of the speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. at a meeting of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU) at Saint Louis University on October 12, 1964, two days before he won the Nobel Peace Prize. This record was made (pressed) in South Africa by two individuals, Bode Wegerif and Dale White, in South Africa. The obtained a recording of the speech from the Right Rev. C. Edward Crowther, Anglican Bishop of Kimberley and Kuruman, who was an American citizen. Rev. Crowther was an active opponent of the South African racial policy called apartheid. White was an Anglican priest who is director of the Wilgespruit Christian Fellowship Center and Wegerifj an executive in a Johannesburg publishing company. The South African government banned the record on August 19, 1966. (Source: SOUTH AFRICA BANS SPEECH BY AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa, August 30, 1966 available on this website; and Alumni Recall Dr. King's 1964 Visit to SLU accessed January 23, 2019.)