#894 Dispelling the selective memory of Dr. Martin Luther King

Today we take a look at the legacy of Martin Luther King as it was taught to us and fill in the gaps that were left out. Turns out it was no accident those gaps were left in the first place.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: An except from a lost MLK speech - @democracynow - Air Date: 1-19-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: We Shall Overcome - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Ch. 4: Act 2: MLK Day Should be for Everyone - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 01-20-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: Like a King - Welcome to the Cruel World

Ch. 6: Act 3: Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes You've Probably Never Heard Before - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-20-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: By the Time I Get to Arizona - Power to the People & the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits

Ch. 8: Act 4: Rev. Madison Shockley on the black liberation theology of MLK - @truthdig Radio - Air Date: 1-16-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Glory (From the Motion Picture "Selma") - Glory (From the Motion Picture "Selma") - Single

Ch. 10: Act 5: Movement Building and the Importance of Youth - Tim Wise - Air Date: 12-5-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: A Dream - Freedom Writers

Ch. 12: Act 6: Demand Congress Address Civil and Human Rights via @civilrightsorg - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: Gary Younge, author of 'The Speech' with MLK - @Making_Contact - Air Date: 1-13-15


Ch. 16: Encouraging women to speak about their experiences with abortion - Zoe from Durham, NC

Ch. 17: This American Life did a segment on Vocal Fry - Ruben from San Jose

Ch. 18: Thoughts on the impermanence of "culture" - Nathan from Vancouver, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the invention of racism by the powerful to divide the powerless

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Demand Congress Address Civil and Human Rights via @civilrightsorg

Take Action:

Add your name: Congress Must Address Civil and Human Rights Priorities in 2015 via The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Additional Activism/Resources:

Go. See. Selma. Find listings HERE

Sources/further reading:

"Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?” at ACLU.org

"Civil and Human Rights Coalition Troubled by Deletion of “Civil Rights and Human Rights” from Senate Constitution Subcommittee” press release from The Leadership Conference

“Yes, The Oscars Are So White, And Here’s Why That Matters” at MTV.com

#OscarsSoWhite via @ReignOfApril

Ava DuVernay: ‘Selma’ Is the ‘Vision of a Black Storyteller Undiluted’” by Mychal Denzel Smith at The Nation

"Congress Will Be in Session Longer Next Year. Will It Make a Difference?” by Kate Scanlon at The Daily Signal

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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