By The Commercial Appeal
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-- Launching March 30, 2018 -- In this four-part podcast series, “The Mountaintop,’’ named after King’s last speech given the night before he was shot in Memphis, we’ll take you back to 1968, into the thick of the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike, through the movement’s struggles of today. The fourth episode will be released following the MLK50 events in Memphis, Tenn. on April 4th, the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination.
||CleanThe Commercial Appeal Reflects on MLK50||The Commercial Appeal writers Marc Perrusquia, Linda Moore and Tonyaa Weathersbee sit down to discuss the events of MLK50 in Memphis, what it meant to the city and where the city goes from here.||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContinuing the Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Next Chapter of Civil Rights||Though many things have changed for the better in the 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the civil rights fight, there is still much that needs to be done. The Commercial Appeal's Linda more sits down with Erica Perry, an attorney and...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Fight for Manhood and Money: 1968 Sanitation Strikers Recall Their Struggle||For more than two months, sanitation workers in Memphis refused to work because of horrid working conditions and meager pay compared to their white colleagues. The strike brought Martin Luther King Jr. to town and marked significant change in the...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMidnight in Memphis: Dr. King's Last Serenade||Days before Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, the Prairie View A&M choir sang for the civil rights leader in an impromptu performance at the motel. It was a welcome reprieve for King — even if it was just a..||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing "The Mountaintop": Reflecting on Dr. King's Legacy||Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to rally the city’s striking garbage workers. He spoke the night of March 18, 1968, before 15,000 people at Mason Temple. King would return to Memphis two more times that spring, losing his..||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|