King's Last March
By American Public Media
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April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. A deep look at the last year of King’s life, reveals the forces working against him, the stresses of leadership, and the work that was left undone. At a time when protests, police response and government accountability have surged back into the news, King’s life and work have never been more relevant.
||Clean8. A Movement in the Millions||Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a community organizer, talks about Martin Luther King's legacy, the fight for racial justice today and why she doesn't look forward to Martin Luth...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. The Inconvenient Hero||Vincent Harding was Martin Luther King's longtime friend and advisor. They first met in 1958 when King was laid up in bed, recovering from an assassination attempt. Harding said King's death made s...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: The Accidental Leader||Clayborne Carson, the director of the King Papers Project, says Martin Luther King Jr. was an "accidental" civil rights leader. Carson argues we created another King -- someone he never was -- the ...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: April 4th, 1968||Fifty years ago, at 6:00 in the evening, Martin Luther King Jr. was standing on the balcony of his hotel room, trying to decide if he needed a coat.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: I Am a Man||In the spring of 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. disregarded the advice of his entire staff and traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, in support of striking sanitation workers.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: To 'Prevent the Rise of a Messiah'||Under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI conducted a relentless campaign to track, spy on and harass Martin Luther King Jr. All tactics were fair game in their effort to "neutralize" the ci...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Unfulfilled Dreams||In the last months of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to launch a new phase in the civil rights movement: He wanted to bring the nation's poor to Washington D.C. for what he hoped would ...||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Beyond Vietnam||Exactly one year before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in Riverside Church and denounced the Vietnam War. It was a radical move - and it may have been the beginning of the end for King.||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing soon: King's Last March||On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn. Half a century later, he remains a vivid symbol of hope for racial equality in America. But his politics were much more ...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This show is wonderful, w/ lots of archival audio. It busts many myths about King; important for people to understand that a lot of the American public either hated King or was indifferent. King was also a changing man in the last years of his life. I love how this show is bite sized and not too bloated or long like many podcasts. This is an A++ level audio documentary. Highest possible recommendation.
I thought I knew the story. I clearly did not. Riveting audio and heart wrenching drama. He was an incredible man - and this is a fantastic podcast.
Worth your time
A must listen, eye opening. So much had changed but still so far to go.
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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