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Henry Morgenthau III is a television producer and author of Mostly Morgenthaus: A Family History, in which he explored his grandfather and father’s roles in advocating for human rights in the face of genocide and extreme poverty. Morgenthau worked with Eleanor Roosevelt on civil rights radio programs in the 1940s and went on to work for Boston’s WGBH television, where he produced The Negro and the American Promise. Filmed shortly before the 1963 March on Washington, this interview of James Baldwin, Malcolm X and Dr. King reflects their varied opinions about the future of the Civil Rights Movement.
Eleanor Roosevelt invites Dr. King to appear in the first installment of a series of televised discussions entitled "The American Experience."
In this letter Mr. Morgenthau of WGBH Radio thanks Dr. King for his for participation in "For Freedom Now."