Sermon: Martin Luther King Jr. at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1961

This podcast contains a recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on April 19, 1961. The speech is more remarkable considering the context. Southern Baptists were not unified in their posture toward the Civil Rights movement and in 1961 the outcome was far from certain.

Audio from April 1961 Sermon, “The Church on the Frontier of Racial Tensions”

Martin Luther King Jr Sermon at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

In this speech, you will hear Dr. King cast his vision for the church’s role in racial reconciliation. While it has become fashionable to find fault with his personal life and theological positions, there is much to appreciate in King’s prophetic voice.