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Listen To A Freshly Unearthed 1962 Speech From Martin Luther King

State officials announce The New York State Museum has found a long-lost audio recording.

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An intern found the recording while staff were working on digitizing the museum's collection.

The speech was recorded Sept. 12, 1962, at the Park-Sheraton Hotel in New York City.

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King had another engagement that night, but was enticed by Governor Nelson Rockefeller, a dinner celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

He promised to donate money to rebuild black churches that had been destroyed by arson in Georgia.

The unresolved race question is a pathological infection in our social and political anatomy, which has sickened us throughout our history, and is still today a largely untreated disease.

A manuscript of the speech will be displayed at the state Museum starting in February.