#1177 What society does not know, nor want to know about Martin Luther King

Air Date: 4–10-2018

Today we take a look at some of the lesser-known sides of Martin Luther King's life and legacy, not just about his radicalism and focus on labor rights but also some new takes on the long shadow of the patriarchal views he held and reinforced

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Web Bonus Rev. James Lawson & Michael Honey on MLK’s Vision of Worker Solidarity & Economic Justice - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 04-04-18

Ch. 3: Song 1:  Parade Shoes - Arc and Crecent

Ch. 4: Act 2: The legacy of Coretta Scott King - Backstory - Air Date 3-30-18

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Donder - Darby

Ch. 6: Act 3: Dr. King's Bad Advice - On the Media - Air Date 4-6-18

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Vernouillet - The Sweet Hots

Ch. 8: Act 4: King and gender - The Dig - Air Date 3-21-18

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Gusty Hollow - Migration

Ch. 10: Act 5: Remembering Dr. King's Legacy That Many Forget - The Root

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Kallaloe - Barstool

Ch. 12: Act 6: A More Beautiful & Terrible History The Whitewashing & Distortion of Rosa Parks and MLK’s Legacies - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 02-06-18

Ch. 13: Song 6:  Andelo - Pacha Faro

Ch. 14: Act 7: The parts of MLK's legacy that made him unpopular and that we need to talk about more - Thinking Cap - Air Date 4-5-18


Ch. 21: Seeking unity - Sam from Nashville

Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent

Ch. 23: Final comments

BONUS CLIP: Ralph Nader on How to Dismantle the Corporate State - @freespeechtv - Air Date 5-9-14

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Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)

Further Reading & Actions:

America's Moral Malady (Rev. William Barber; The Atlantic)

KING: Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, His Legacy is Still Being Written (The Atlantic Special Edition)

The Last March of Martin Luther King Jr. (The Atlantic)

ACTION: The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival (PoorPeoplesCampaign.org)

Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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