Martin and Coretta King, walking the Selma to Montgomery march for the right to vote. Photo: Abernathy Family
Martin and Coretta King, walking the Selma to Montgomery march for the right to vote. Photo: Abernathy Family

Videos, speeches, podcasts

Interesting videos on the March from Selma to Montgomery, visits of Martin Luther King to Amsterdam, some his most famous speeches, and background information on the Dutch slavery history. In Dutch or English.


Interessante video's over de Mars van Selma naar Montgomery, bezoeken van Martin Luther King aan Amsterdam, enkele beroemde toespraken en info over het slavernijverleden. Video's zijn in Nederlands of Engels.


March from Selma to Montgomery

1965 - 1:55 Polygoonjournaal

Mars op Montgomery 

Na een uitstel van twee weken en enkele mislukte pogingen

ging de "Mars op Montgomery" op 21 maart 1965 van start.

(Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) 

1965 - 17:02

Selma - Montgomery March, 1965, Full Version 

A powerful and recently rediscovered film made during the 1965 Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights. 

(Film by Stefan Sharff)

13 January 2011 - 16:49

The Selma and Montgomery Civil Rights Battles

This compilation of historic news-reel footage documents the historic marches from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama, and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

(by HumanitiesDC)

March 9, 2013 - 6:37 

Selma to Montgomery March

Summary of the marches, including Bloody Sunday and the speech of President Johnson.

(by RobertHJacksonCenter)

2015 - 46:19

Selma - The Bridge to the Ballot

Interesting documentary on how the marches started. From 1963 tot 1965 thousands of people, students and teachers joined a movement to win voting rights for black citizens. 

(by The Southern Poverty Law Center)

2007 - 2:00

How Long? Not Long! 

The speech delivered by Martin Luther King on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 25, 1965 after the march from Selma to Montgomery


5 March 2015 - 2:24

John Lewis reflects on Selma: ‘I thought I saw death’

On the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama, Rep. John Lewis reflects on the severe beating he received at the hands of the state police.


7 March 2015 - 31:58

50th anniversary Selma Marches

President Obama Delivers Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma Marches from the Edmund Pettus Bridge

(The Obama White House)

2014 - 2:08:00


Selma Official Trailer  - David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr. 

A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.

Martin Luther King in Amsterdam

15 augustus 1964 - 1:55 Polygoonjournaal *N-word*

Internationale Baptisten conferentie

in de RAI  (Wandeling West). 

(bron: Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) 


MLK attends the International congress of the European Baptist Federation at the RAI (Walk West)

20 oktober 1965 - 1:07 Polygoonjournaal

Martin Luther King ontvangt eredoctoraat van de VU in het Concertgebouw (Wandeling West & Zuidwest)

(bron: Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid)


Martin Luther King awarded with honorary doctorate in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam (Walk West & Southwest)

7 april 1968 - 0:53 Polygoonjournaal *N-word*

Stille tocht in Amsterdam na de moord op MLK 

van Dokwerker naar Westerkerk (Wandeling Centrum)

(bron: Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid) 


Silent march in Amsterdam after the assassination of MLK, from the Dock Worker to the Wester Church (Walk Center)

16 Januari 2017 - 25:41 

Martin Luther King preekte in 1964 in Amsterdam

"Wij hebben nog niet geleerd als broers en zusters met elkaar te lopen", documentaire over Dr. King.

(door Andere Tijden)

16 August 1964 - 1:08:46

Speech Martin Luther King in the RAI

at the European Baptist conference

(scroll down on the Andere Tijden web page, by Andere Tijden, speech starts at 0:21)

1968 - 3:52 Polygoonjournaal

I.M. Martin Luther King

Overzicht van het leven van dominee en leider Martin Luther King naar aanleiding van diens gewelddadige dood door een sluipschutter.


Overview on the life of reverend King

april 2018 

I Have A Dream

Mooie necrologie website nav 50-jarige herdenking van de moord op Martin Luther King, door NOS Lab. 


Beautiful remembrance website by Dutch news broadcasting company NOS.

Famous speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.

28 August 28 1963 - 17:28 (full length)

"I Have a Dream"

The speech was delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism to over 250.000 people from the the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

(by Servant2All) 

4 April 1967 - 56:48 (sound only)

"Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence"

Speech in the Riverside Church in New York, exactly one year before his death: "U.S. government [was/is] the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today". 


16 August 1967 - 1:07:16 (sound only)

"Where Do We Go from Here"

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered this sermon at the annual convention of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. 

3 April 1968 - 43:14 (sound only)

"I’ve Been to the Mountaintop" 

This was his last speech, the night before he was shot, in support of the striking sanitation workers at Mason Temple in Memphis - full speech.



1970 - 3:02:06

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis 

A monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare footage of King's speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with scenes of other high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause.

Academy Award Nominee best Documentary Feature 1970


19 juni 2020 - 6:00 (English/Dutch)

Interview Harcourt Klinefelter

Harcourt sprak op de Black Lives Matter demonstratie in Almere, naar aanleiding van de dood van George Floyd. Hij ziet de overeenkomst met de jaren '60, toen Dr. King streed voor gelijke rechten.


2 April 2018 - 0:36 Trailer

In de Schaduw van King

Bekijk de documentaire met Harcourt Klinefelter, de voormalige persvoorlichter van Martin Luther King, die meeliep met de Mars van Selma naar Montgomery.

(50:12, 2DOC, EO) 


5 December 2014 - 49:42

Mississippi Burning

Amper een jaar na de 'I have a dream'-speech van Dr. King werd in Philadelphia Mississippi een drievoudige moord gepleegd op burgerrechtenactivisten, die opkwamen voor de zwarte bewoners. Uit de serie Speeches.


4 April 2018 - 5:14

De kracht van geweldloos protest

King is het icoon van vreedzaam verzet. We spraken met zijn persvoorlichter Harcourt Klinefelter over de kracht van geweldloos protest.

(Greepeace Nederland)

2019 - 24:07

Coretta Scott King Documentary

She had to live in the shadow of her husband, but she herself has always been a fierce fighter in the civil rights movement. Here's the story of the First Lady of Civil Rights. 

(by Ronald Miller, Elisabeth Libby)



Harcourt Klinefelter Listen to the interview with Martin Luther King's Press Officer, Harcourt Klinefelter - The Great Speakers by Jonathan Baij on Apple Podcasts

52:12 (plus video)

Lynda Blackmon Lowery Listen to Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Webcasts from the Library of Congress II on Apple Podcasts


President Lyndon B. Johnson Listen to LBJ and Buford Ellington Discuss Selma March with George Wallace by The President Calling on Apple Podcasts.


Stephen Sommerstein covered the historic 1965 march for voting rights as a student photographer. Listen to On the Selma March by Newsmakers – CUNY Podcasts op Apple Podcasts


Listen to The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Part 1 James Earl Ray was sentenced to 99 years in prison without trial. Ray claimed he didn’t act alone. By Conspiracy Theories on Apple Podcasts.


Listen to The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Part 2  Many people believe, including some of MLK's children, that Ray didn’t actually act alone. By Conspiracy Theories on Apple Podcasts.

Slavery history of Amsterdam & the Netherlands

Interessante en educatieve website met  videos (English subtitles) en podcasts over het slavernijverleden in  Nederland, naar aanleiding van het verschijnen van Gids Slavernijverleden Nederland / The Netherlands Slavery Heritage Guide (bi-lingual). Ook zeer interessant: Gids Slavernijverleden Amsterdam / Slavery Heritage Guide.

Amsterdam en Slavernij

Interessante documenten uit de 17e en 18e eeuw, uit Stadsarchief Amsterdam