Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

King Urged Blacks to Polls in Historic Speech 50 Years Ago

American civil rights campaigner, Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1964. Reg Lancaster/Getty Images COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The 50th anniversary of an historic speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr urging blacks to vote is being marked in rural South Carolina this weekend. King gave what became known as the “March on the Ballot Boxes” speech in Kingstree in…