Martin Luther King Jr.

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. a the Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of the new book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul (buy the book on Jet or Amazon!) explains the reality of the “Black Depression” in America. -The “Value Gap” and the flawed economic recovery, especially in black […]
Historian Ray Raphael, author of Founding Myths: Stories That Hide Our Patriotic Past,explains the distinction between history and heritage. Revolutionary activity in colonial Massachusetts. The problem with historical myths. How history records rebellions and why it matters. Why the Founders didn’t want limited government. Why the Founders wanted the power to tax. What the right’s favorite Ben […]
Happy Martin Luther Jr! Day. Today’s show is a compilation of clips including excerpts from “The Frank McGee Sunday Report: Martin Luther King Profile,” NBC News, May 7, 1967, followed by a brief excerpt from a speech at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1967. Then extended excerpts of a sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church […]
Happy Martin Luther Jr! Day. Today’s show is a compilation of clips including excerpts from “The Frank McGee Sunday Report: Martin Luther King Profile,” NBC News, May 7, 1967, followed by a brief excerpt from a speech at Cleveland, Ohio, on April 28, 1967. Then extended excerpts of a sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church […]
Princeton Professor, Eddie S. Glaude Jr, explains the roots of the March on Washington, Malcolm X’s original critique of the march, how mainstream America has co-opted the Civil Rights Movement, how the left has been marginalized, why the Obama Administration’s failures to hold banks accountable undermines King’s social justice tradition, the intersection between social progress […]
Demos Senior Fellow and former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert explains the radical politics of Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. Why Mandela did not renounce violence, the absence of political militancy in American politics, how the US whitewashes radical politics, Mandela’s commitment to social and economic justice, how do you sustain radical […]