Nightly News | August 22, 2012
>>> a piece of american history we did not know we had has been discovered in a box in an attic in chattanooga, tennessee. it's reel to reel audiotape of an interview with dr. martin luther king , jr. listen to what he said about civil rights . as a young man of 30 years of age, this was recorded four days before christmas 1960 .
>> i'm convinced that when the history books are written in future years, historians will have to record this movement as one of the greatest epics of our heritage. i think the movement represents struggle on the highest level of dignity and discipline. no one of goodwill can disagree with the ends of the sit-in movement, the end to break down all the barriers between people on the basis of race, color.
>> the quality and clarity are perfect. in case you're wondering, the interview was recorded by a local insurance salesman who wanted to write a books on racism. it contains rare comments on the situation in africa right there. we put the complete audio on our