Display highlights Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1962 visit to UT


AUSTIN — Fifty years after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Texas is remembering a 1962 visit from the civil rights leader.

King spoke at UT in March 1962 and spent the night on campus due to a last-minute change of plans.

The university displayed King’s visit in the African-American Culture Room Wednesday.

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King made his memorable appearance on March 9, 1962, when he addressed 1,200 people in The Texas Union Ballroom. King spoke about the history of race relations in America and called for cooperation among the federal government, local communities and African-Americans to end segregation and to defeat the culture of racism, according to the display. He also…

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