Martin Luther King Jr. on life in the United States and the fight for equality, 1959


A young Martin Luther King Jr. made an appearance on CBC’s Front Page Challenge in 1959. And the 30-year-old civil rights leader talked to the program about life in the United States and the fight for equality.

Back in 1959, Martin Luther King Jr. appeared on CBC’s Front Page Challenge and he talked about a lot of interesting things, including:

– The fight for equality in America
– The strategies in pursuing that fight for equality
– The impact of Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus

➤ Link to full story on CBC Digital Archives:

➤ Stream full episodes, for free, on CBC Gem:

➤ Subscribe:

About CBC Gem:
CBC Gem offers the full programming slate, from drama to documentaries and sports. Available for free as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at, and on television via Apple TV and Google Chromecast.

About CBC:
Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more.

Connect with CBC Online:

We encourage thoughtful comments and respectful discussion. Before commenting, please review our community guidelines: