MLK – A Hero's Journey

A hero is one who has given him(her)self up to the benefit of another.MLK

April 4 marks the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Voicing ideas and challenging authority is a path lined with fatal dangers. In an extreme case of delayed gratification, 40 years later we have our first black candidate with a reasonable chance at the White House.

Democracy Now! Monday, January 21, 2008 – Democracy Now!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968

…if he had lived, he would have turned 79 years old. In the early 1960s, King focused his challenge on legalized racial discrimination in the South where police dogs and bullwhips and cattle prods were used against Southern blacks seeking the right to vote or to eat at a public lunch counter. After passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, King began challenging the nation’s fundamental priorities. He maintained that civil rights laws were empty without “human rights”—including economic rights.

Rustbelt Radio – Pittsburgh Indymedia
Reflections on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CascadiaPublicRadio – portland oregon community radio
Monday, January 15 22nd Annual “Keep Alive the Dream” Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. January 15th 11:00 – 6:00 PM Folk Espresso– Folk music in the morning. (5:30) am The KBOO Morning News at 7:00 am More Talk Radio – Del Walker hosts a discussion of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We Celebrate Martin Luther King
Montage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the celebration in San Antonio Tx, which takes place each year. This year’s celebration was taped for San Antonio Public Access TV.

I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is an audio recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving the “I Have a Dream” speech during the Civil Rights rally on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.

MOR Episode 1 – Row Lewis
In this broadcast, Row Lewis discusses what Dr. King‘s legacy means to her as a minister and sheds light on the watering down of MLK’s revolution of consciousness: “They’ve created a mythical Martin Luther King Jr., constructed solely from a few lines in his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. And each year, we hear only a portion of this remarkable and rebellious address to an oppressive nation…”

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