Dr. Martin Luther King

Willie Pearl Mackey-King. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Woman Who Helped MLK Change The Nation Talks About Famous Letter

He changed the nation and she helped make it happen. A woman who worked along side Dr. Martin Luther King Junior watched her story hit the stage Monday night in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–01/19/2015

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. King said the march was 'the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.' Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

U.T. Dallas Professor A Part Of Civil Rights History

To this day, one of Dallas native Dr. Bert Moore’s prized possessions is a letter he received from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Moore invited Dr. King, via letter, to speak at SMU and though hesitant it was an invitation King accepted.

CBS 11–01/20/2014