My Father’s MLK Cassette Tapes

Several years ago, my stepmother gave me my father’s papers after he died in 2008, documenting his involvement in the US civil rights and anti-Vietnam war movements in the 1960s and ’70s. In 2019, she sent me another box, and this one included three cassette tapes. Two are marked “Martin Luther King, Washington 1967” (though the 7 in each date is crossed over with a 6). The third tape is marked “William Sloane Coffin, Carl McIntyre 2/5/66, Clergy & Laymen Concerned About Vietnam March – Washington, D.C.” This past month, I started to transcribe one of the tapes, and here…