• John O’Rourke

    Editor, BU Today

    John O'Rourke

    John O’Rourke began his career as a reporter at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He has worked as a producer at World Monitor, a coproduction of the Christian Science Monitor and the Discovery Channel, and NBC News, where he was a producer for several shows, including Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie CouricNBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. John has won many awards, including four Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, and five Edward R. Murrow Awards. Profile

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There are 3 comments on A Nearly Forgotten Moment in Civil Rights History

  1. Thank you for printing this article and photos! I had completely forgotten about this event. At that time I was only 13 years old going on 14 (in November of that year).

    My late father and sister met MLK on the Vineyard (my father’s birthplace)however, I never met him. I did find out that King took Coretta Scott on a date to Symphony Hall when she was a grad student at NEC and he the same at BU to hear Artur Rubenstein. I attended the same concert with my father, brother and sister. That was in 1951! It would be years later that my father and my sister would meet King in person on the Vineyard. Unfortunately I never met him.

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