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Looking back at Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Prize dinner

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On Jan. 27, 1965, the city of Atlanta gathered to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. for his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.

But many in the Atlanta business community were against King, and against the dinner.

Last week, the Atlanta History Center held an event commemorating the anniversary.

Emory University professor Hank Klibanoff and WABE contributor Maria Saporta stopped by the studio to talk to WABE’s Amy Kiley, who begins by asking Hank Klibanoff: what happened?

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Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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