Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the keynote speaker at a February 23 benefit marking the 100th birthday of W. E. B. DuBois.

In his tribute to DuBois, King remarked that "Dr. DuBois has left us but he has not died. The spirit of freedom is not buried in the grave of the valiant." These words assumed added poignancy when, scarcely six weeks later, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis. His speech at Carnegie Hall was his last major public address.

Photo by Jim Hinton, courtesy of Norma Rogers/ Carnegie Hall Archives 

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