Episode

1/16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

January 13, 2023

Happy Martin Luther King Day!  MR’s compilation of MLK-related audio returns!

Excerpts include:

-A previously unheard speech from MLK on reparations, white economic anxiety and guaranteed income 

-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.

-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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