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