MLK Day Podcasts

MLK Day Podcasts

Today, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. Get inspired on this day of service with podcasts that explore his legacy.

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January 12, 2024 49 mins
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Who killed Martin Luther King, and why? While some answers have emerged over the past 50 years, others have been hiding in plain sight.

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Original Air Date: Jan 16, 1989
Martin Luther King Day 1989, Oprah, Lerone Bennett, Jr., Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Rev. C.T. Vivian, and Rev. Ralph Abernathy remember and honor the short life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who saw suffering and injustice and refused to look the other way.
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January 12, 2024 21 mins
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A day at the crossroads of chance and destiny. The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968, is often recounted as a conclusion to a powerful era of civil rights in America, but how did this hero’s murder come to be the stitching used to tie together a narrative of victory? The week that followed h...
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January 12, 2024 42 mins
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In 1968, Memphis sanitation workers faced dangerous and degrading conditions on the job. The mayor showed the men no respect, paying them poverty wages and refusing to recognize their union. During a driving rainstorm on February 1, Robert Walker and Echol Cole were crushed to death as they sought shelter in the back of thei...
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King:A Life, the biography by Jonathan Eig, provides a fresh perspective into the life of one of America's most important activists. From his upbringing in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward neighborhood to his path through university and the frontlines of the Montgomery bus boycott, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s career and impact...
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It’s hard to think of a more celebrated figure of the 20th century than Martin Luther King Jr.
He has a national memorial in Washington, D.C. His birthday is one of just 11 federal holidays. His words and legacy are routinely evoked by politicians of both major parties. I would go as far as to say he should be conside...
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Engagement with Dr King often begins and ends with his “I Have A Dream Speech” and even though Britain seems to bring him out at all possible times, we actually know very little about him.
In this episode we will look at two of his visits to the UK in 1961 and 1964. His activism balanced on his firm beliefs in equal...
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In this episode of I Didn’t Know Maybe You Didn’t Either we learn some lesser known facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

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When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Prize, Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. spearheaded a interdenominational celebration of King's work -- but many business leaders refused to go along. In fact, the whole thing may have fallen through were it not for the Coca-Cola company. Tune in to learn more.

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On September 13, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. speaks at the Berlin Wall.


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This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  on the ninety-fourth anniversary of his birth, with excerpts from Dr. King’s addresses and commentary from Andrew Young, the late Coretta Scott King, and for...

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Many myths about the Civil Rights movement have arisen in the past few decades, including the idea that MLK was always considered an American hero. Learn how public opinion was divided, and how that changed over time, in this episode of BrainStuff.

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Martin Luther King Junior was an activist, minister and the most visible leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. His strategy was both revolutionary and effective.

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In this conversation recorded for Washington Post Live on Jan. 11, Tennessee Rep. Justin J. Pearson discusses how the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has impacted the rising generation of political leaders and why he thinks U.S. institutions are being degraded through partisan politics.
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January 13, 2021 41 mins
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In one of the most tumultuous moments in American history, Martin Luther King Jr. travels to Memphis to address the issue of racial and economic injustice. With eloquent language and brilliant rhetoric, he creates a mosaic of the ongoing Civil Rights struggle, culminating with a fearless and defiant premonition. Learn more a...
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In episode 5, NBC's Last Comic standing champ Clayton English joins in to talk about heroes on this special MLK Jr. Day episode.
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In 1969 photo journalist Moneta Sleet became the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism. He won for the black and white image of Coretta Scott King the widow of Martin Luther King taken at the funeral of the murdered civil rights leader. Farhana Haider has been speaking to Moneta Sleet's...
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On this day in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther KIng, Jr. gave his Beyond Vietnam speech, denouncing the war in Vietnam.

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