Episode

1/17 The Martin Luther King Jr. Memory and Legacy in 2021 w/ Gerald Horne

January 17, 2022

Happy MLK Day! Sam chats with Gerald Horne, professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston to discuss his recent book The Bittersweet Science: Racism, Racketeering and the Political Economy of Boxing.

Then, our compilation of MLK-related audio returns with a new addition this year with excerpts from this newly-released speech via The Root:

-“Exclusive: Martin Luther King Jr. Talks Reparations, White Economic Anxiety and Guaranteed Income in Previously Unheard Speech”

-As well as Dr. King’s first TV “interview” from the show “The Open Mind – The New Negro” in 1957, hosted by Professor Richard D. Hefner.

-“Beyond Vietnam”, the speech delivered on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City.

-MLK’s last speech “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution“ delivered at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March 1968.

-Walter Cronkite reporting King’s assassination in 1968.

-And finally, Nina Simone performing the song “Why?” live, 3 days following MLK’s assassination at the Westbury Music Fair on Long Island in April 1968.

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