Mon, 17 January 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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