Today on my way to work I was listening to NPR. They were playing a conversation about Atlanta in 1962. You can listen to it here. Holiday Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A Portrait Of Atlanta In 1962 It's a really interesting look at how people thought about race nearly 50 years ago.
I was also informed that "In 1939 your Great-great Aunt Bernice was living in Washington, D.C., when Marian Anderson sang in front of the Lincoln Memorial because DAR (Daughters of the Revolution) was racist. That moment so affected Bernie that she described it to me in the mid 1960's. We have a long way to go before we gain mutual tolerance. "
I thought that was cool too, so I am posting the performance.