Martin Luther King addresses more than 8,000 people at Penn State

Martin Luther King addresses more than 8,000 people at Penn State

Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses a crowd at Penn State University Park's Rec Hall

Just six months after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed a crowd of more than 8,000 people on Penn State's University Park campus on the future of integration. His intent was to rally public support for ending all forms of segregation, urging that "the challenge ahead is to work passionately and unrelentingly to remove racial injustice from every area of our nation's life." 

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