The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) began broadcasting Martin Luther King Speaks, a weekly thirty minute radio program, in early 1967, with staff members producing and distributing the programs out of SCLC's New York office. Martin Luther King Speaks moved to the Atlanta office in 1972. After 1973, SCLC continued to produce programs but distribution was handled by radio networks. The radio program was broadcast, with interruptions in service, at least through 1979. Martin Luther King Speaks regularly aired the speeches and sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. The leadership of SCLC also used it to publicize campaigns and direct action efforts, with Ralph David Abernathy and other staff members frequently appearing on the air. [The preceding text as well as descriptive text for Programs 7049, 7051, 7052, 7103, 7104, 7136, 7137, 7140, 7142, and 7149 is used (with kind permission) from the Emory University Southern Christian Leadership Conference records, 1864-2007 finding aid, Sub-series Martin Luther King Speaks, found here: http://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/sclc1083/series19/subseries19.1/] Locally, the program was mailed to and aired on KAPE Radio station, at 608 E. Travis Street, San Antonio, Texas, 78205. The tapes were addressed to Franklin Collins, Program Director. The tapes were mailed in boxes that originated from Frequency Productions, Inc., 1105 Maple, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265; from Avery & Elkins, Inc., 653 Eleventh Avenue, New York, NY 10036; from Martin Luther King Speaks/SCLC, Box 97, Washington Bridge Station, New York, New York 10033; or from Martin Luther King Speaks/SCLC, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10027. Box 52: Items 1-16; Box 53: Items 17-22 NOTE: All Martin Luther King Speaks programs listed below have been digitized and are available for listening via the reading room only as copyright is held by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.