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MLK speech found at Albany museum

In 'eureka moment,' intern finds rare MLK recording

Elgin Joseph Taylor II, a fourth-grader from the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys in Albany, recites "Mr President" during the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance held on Monday morning at the Empire State Convention Center in Albany.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Elgin Joseph Taylor II, a fourth-grader from the Brighter Choice Charter School for Boys in Albany, recites "Mr President" during the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance held on Monday morning at the Empire State Convention Center in Albany.
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Enoch Squires’ faded handwriting is barely readable on the label affixed to the reel of Scotch-brand magnetic tape — one of roughly 400 audio recordings handed over to the New York State Archives after the former WGY radio personality died more than three decades ago. The blue pen on masking tape yellowed with age succinctly identifies the recording as the “EP DINNER NYC.” The less legible part identifies why the 7-inch reel Squires recorded 51 ...


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