LISTEN: Martin Luther King, Jr. Q&A Session, 1964

That’s a recording of an obscure Q&A with Martin Luther King, Jr., which we found over at Fast Company.

History has regarded King as a legendary orator, with the weight of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech behind that characterization.

But this segment of a Q&A session, from Feb. 5, 1964 — 50 years ago — shows King communicate and lead in a more interactive and intimate light.

King addresses the Black Muslim movement, the perceived “lull” in the Civil Rights movement during that winter, and affirmative action.

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s worth spending the 15 minutes to listen.