The Frederick News-Post interviewed Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the guest speaker at Gettysburg College's 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in a January 17 article.
From the News-Post:
Charlayne Hunter-Gault is many things -- journalist, author, witness to the civil rights movement in the '60s and recipient of many prestigious awards, including two Emmys, a Peabody and Journalist of the Year award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 1986, to name a few. For roughly the past three years, Hunter-Gault has worked as an independent journalist, after having worked as CNN's bureau chief and correspondent in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a foreign correspondent for National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting Service. She most recently authored "To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement" and contributed to an introduction in a soon-to-be-released book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s global vision, called "In a Single Garment of Destiny." The Frederick News-Post recently spoke with Hunter-Gault from her home in Sarasota, Fla., about the upcoming address she will give at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Gettysburg, Pa.
Given your background in speaking and educating those about your personal experiences during the civil rights movement, I assume you have spoken about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. many times. Have you ever done an address in Gettysburg?
No, this will be my first time doing this in Gettysburg. I have done many speeches over the years, and although they change every year, some things that I talk about remain the same, like the contributions Dr. King has made. While I have, on many occasions, spoken about him and his legacy, every year it's something new because life continues to change.