MLK

  

On the September 18th, 2014 edition of Your Call we’ll have a conversation with Tavis Smiley, author of “Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Final Year”. In his last year King was campaigning against many of the same issues we still face today: poverty, racism, and wars overseas. So what is the true legacy of the famous civil rights leader and how is it making an impact today? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Jan 16, 2014

On this week's A Patchwork Quilt, Kevin Vance will air his award-winning show about Martin Luther King, this Saturday at 5pm.  Listeners will hear a piece of MLK speaking, for a minute or more, then a relevant song to the issue he's speaking to.  The songs come from regular civil rights workers in the streets and the churches, and from popular folk musicians from back in the day, as well as today.

Historic archival coverage of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – as it was heard on the Educational Radio Network on August 28, 1963.  

Hear Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech in its original context – as well as John Lewis, Roy Wilkins, Walter Reuther, and Bayard Rustin and songs by Mahalia Jackson and Marion Anderson.
 
KALW extends its thanks to WGBH in Boston for making this archival material available for us to broadcast on this historic anniversary.